Plagiarism Basics: What is Plagiarism?

Learner Description: The page is created for middle school students and is intended to help the student avoid plagiarism.

What is considered plagiarism?

Plagiarism has proved to be a big issue among today's students. Teachers and administration have stressed the importance of educating you, the learner, on what plagiarism is and steps on how to avoid academic punishment due to plagiarism.

Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt

This activity has been designed to help you understand the meaning of plagiarism, particularly as it pertains to completing research papers as well as when to use proper citations. The ultimate goal is to inform you of the types of plagiarism and how to avoid plagiarism issues within your work.

Instructions: Take your time as you read through the web page provided and answer the question thoroughly.

  1. Read the question.
  2. Click on the link below each question and hunt for the appropriate answer.
  3. Write your answer on the downloaded worksheet.
  4. Review your work.
  5. Each question has a link below it in order for you to hunt down the right answer. Your requirement is to hunt, find and complete each question. Check the answer key linked from the bottom of this page when you are finished to score your own work.

Please download the worksheet document to fill in your answers. [Download Worksheet Document]

All links in the hunt below open in a new browser window or tab.

Answer the following questions:

[Answer Key} Check your answers when you are finished.

© 2010, Patricia Smeyers
Boise State University, MET Program, Department of Educational Technology

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