"The best response to concerns about plagiarism is revised institutional plagiarism policies combined with authentic pedagogy that derives from an understanding of IText, intertextuality, and new media." (Howard, 2007)
"Teaching, not software, is the key to preventing plagiarism" (Howard, in Hansen, 2003)
"Forget about policing plagiarism, just teach!" (Howard, 2001).
In their 2012 study, Dee and Jacob found that taking the time to teach about plagiarism reduced rates. Similiarily, Schuetze in 2004 found that using in class examples of papers with citations removed and asking students to identify where the missing citations were created a lower incident rate. McGowan and Lightbody (2008) found that a tutorial on plagiarism worked to eliminate plagiarism on an accounting assignment.
Prof. Braile wrote: “On the plagiarism issue, I found a few years ago that there were several copy and paste term papers turned in. Now I have a section in the assignment and I go over this issue in class and there are many fewer plagiarized papers.”
From Are teachers part of the solution or part of the problem? Toward the Best in the Academy, Vol 15, No 1, 2003-2004, students need “well-crafted, carefully sequenced, and interesting assignments…”
From Preventing Plagiarism with an Outcomes Approach http://www.eddept.wa.edu.au/cmis/eval/downloads/curiculum/pplagiarism.pdf and “AntiPlagiarism Strategies for Research Papers” http://www.virtualsalt.com/antiplag.htm, these strategies will decrease probability of plagiarism.
From McKenzie, J. (2001), From trivial pursuits to essential questions and standards based learning. Available online at http://www.fno.org/feb01/pl.html), assignments should require:
One step in determining what assignments work can be to cross-match the areas of agreement among McKenzie, Howard, and The Citation Project.
Bain, K. (2004). What the Best College Teachers Do. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. Call number 378.12 B162W; also available as an ebook: http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=395228&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Martin, B. (1994). Plagiarism: A misplaced emphasis. Journal of Information Ethics, 3(2), 36-47. Retreved from http://www.bmartin.cc/pubs/94jie.html
Nelms, G. (2012, Sept. 27). Plagiarism issues and faculty workshops? Council of Writing Program Administrators List. Retrieved from https://lists.asu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1209&L=wpa-l&F=&S=&P=401062
Shor, I. (1977). Reinventing Daily Life: Self-Study and the Theme of "Work". College English, 39(4), 502-506. Retrieved from http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/375778
Wilhoit, S. (1993). Critical thinking and the thematic writing course. Writing Instructor, 12(3), 125-33.