Week 6 of approximately 130 is in the books in my doctorate program.
This week in BMAL 700 we discuss plagiasrism and how to respond to a student if they are caught cheating.
You are assuming the role of teacher in this exercise. A student submitted a paper in response to an assignment in your class. A second student has come to you indicating he is aware the first student plagiarized on this assignment. You ask a few questions to get a better understanding of the accusations and you commit to investigating this charge. You will find the “submitted” paper in this week’s module of your course. Your research shows the first highlighted area was copied from Masciarelli and the second from Frisch & Green.
Mark up the paper using proper APA methodology including needed plagiarism corrections. How should the highlighted sections have been documented? Submit a corrected copy (using Track Changes, All Markup, Show Markup, Balloons, Show All Revisions Inline). Also use MSWord comments to add supporting documentation where needed.
Additionally, write a 900 word, APA structured (no abstract required) double-spaced summary of your investigation. Did the student plagiarize? Presume you did not know the outcome going into your investigation. What evidence would have helped you make the determination? Provide examples of evidence in your response. How would you confront this student about the plagiarism? Presume this is an online course. What would you say to the student? As part of your response to the student, please list at least two (2) resources you would recommend to help guide him/her to an improved product.
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