Thursday, July 21, 2016

Plagiarism is Cheating

       Trending this week on Twitter is Melania Trump's plagiarized speech at the Republican national convention in Cleveland, Ohio, this past Monday.  Regardless of what others may think or say on this topic, there is no excuse for copying the work of others.

The Washington Post
       Citing and referencing skills are taught in elementary school as early as the third grade.  Synthesizing information and making connections are difficult concepts for young learners to grasp, but at least they understand to cite the texts and give credit to the author.
      Trust me, my students know that plagiarism is synonymous to cheating, and they never want to hear those words resonate in their work.  
      Thanks to this unfortunate event during such a critical presidential race, many students all over the world will have relevant evidence of plagiarism to learn from.

Other resources:

How to not be like Melania Trump: 8 tips to avoid plagiarism


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