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Plagiarism Case: Papers Have the Same Core Idea

Plagiarism Case: Papers Have the Same Core Idea

As you read the case, see if you can tell whether or not it is plagiarism before reading the verdict.

Julie’s idea was to explore the novel The Scarlet Letter with the assumption that Hester’s daughter, Pearl, knew exactly why her mother had to wear the scarlet letter. As Julie wrote her paper, she stumbled upon the same core idea in an authoritative source, used it for her paper but has not mentioned it in the references. Is it plagiarism or not?

 

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Scientific Plagiarism Across the Globe is on the Rise

Scientific Plagiarism Across the Globe is on the Rise

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen was accused by the VroniPlag Wiki website of plagiarizing over 75% of her 1990 dissertation on “the diagnosis of infections in pregnant women,” shocking many in the scientific community. However, delving deeper into the incidents of plagiarism on a global scale reveals that similar acts of fraud aren’t uncommon. In fact, with the rise in popularity of more sophisticated anti plagiarism software, the incidents of retractions due to scientific plagiarism have increased significantly since 2009 in publications like BioMed Central journals (Grens).

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How to Paraphrase a Passage From a Book: Practical Tips

How to Paraphrase a Passage From a Book: Practical Tips

Practice Paraphrasing

Original sentence (taken from the book “Confessions of an Advertising Man” by David Ogilvy)

Over and over again research has shown that photographs sell more than drawings. They attract more readers. They deliver more appetite appeal. They are better remembered. They pull more coupons. And they sell more merchandise. Photographs represent reality, whereas drawings represent fantasy, which is less believable.

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Today’s Classroom: Implementing Hybrid Learning Model

Today’s Classroom: Implementing Hybrid Learning Model

A few years ago I had a wonderful conversation with my niece about how she was developing her new junior grade classroom. Previously as a new graduate, she spent the first part of her teaching career working with children who were hospitalized, mostly cancer patients. She told me about what a great challenge it was to develop lessons around their inconsistent schedules, interrupted units of study and sporadic opportunities to study material. If it wasn’t for the advances of technology she believed these children would have had barely any access to the same kind of education as their counterparts in traditional school settings.

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Fighting Classroom Routine with Blended Learning Strategies

Fighting Classroom Routine with Blended Learning Strategies

Blended learning isn’t a brand new phenomenon. Firstly, blended learning implies performing a portion of classroom tasks online. Yes, using computers in classrooms isn’t new for modern educators or students. We all are using email and online materials for studying. However, not every teacher uses collaborative platforms and other similar services in their daily class work. We need to have a more careful look at present-day blended learning. Let’s roll!

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