Lesson 8

The Goal:

In this lesson we’re going to look at plagiarism. You will be held accountable for the definitions of it and the consequences of it should you plagiarize on any assignment in a university course. It is considered academic theft and professors take that very seriously, as does the entire academic community.

What to Read:

  1. Section R1-4 in A Writer’s Reference (either 7th or 8th edition)
  2. Section W A Writer's Reference (either 7th or 8th edition)
  3. * “The Ecstasy of Influence: a Plagiarism” by Jonothan Lethem in Harper’s Magazine
  4. * “It's Not Plagiarism. In the Digital Age, It's 'Repurposing'” a response to Lethem by Kenneth Goldsmith in The Chronicle

 

Go to the Discussion page for your section and contribute to Discussion #8

 

Submission Checklist:

  • 2-paragraph contribution to the Discussion page for your section. (30 points)