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Academic Honesty

Introduction

Participants can expect to see examples of high school lessons that focus on creative ways to look at all different aspects of academic honesty. Emphasis will be on prevention of plagiarism, not on detection.

Contact Information

Lee’s Summit West High School
2600 SW Ward Rd
Lee’s Summit, MO 64082
Megan Arnett
megan.arnett@leesummit.k12.mo.us816.986.4026
Amy Taylor
amy.taylor@leesummit.k12.mo.us816.986.4027

Academic Honesty Lesson Plan

Lesson designed by the Media Center and administered to all students to explain the long-lasting
repercussions of academic dishonesty. Students are asked to look at different examples and
their consequences and discuss the real-world ramifications.
Academic Honesty Lesson Plan
Academic Honesty in the News

Student Academic Integrity Policy

Policy is signed by each student and serves as a contract stating that students have been made aware of the policies and guidelines of the school and are in agreement with staff that students are ultimately responsible for compliance with those policies and guidelines.
Policy and Contract

Plagiarism Tutorial

Prior to beginning research each Communication Arts class takes the Plagiarism Tutorial. The tutorial was created in Macromedia Flash and is intended to teach students how to avoid plagiarizing in their own papers. Students must pass the culmination quiz in order to begin their research.
Ours:
http://lswhs.leesummit.k12.mo.us/lmclsw/plagtutorial.htm

Everyone’s:
http://lswhs.leesummit.k12.mo.us/lmclsw/pt.htm

TPN Charts (Topic Paste Notes)

Adapted from Delta Woods Middle School in Blue Springs, this chart is a great first step for students still learning how to paraphrase original text into their own work.
http://lswhs.leesummit.k12.mo.us/lmclsw/ResearchProcess/tpnchart.htm

Easy Bib

Free with ads, or a small subscription fee; this service aids students in creating a works cited as well as teaching internal citation.
http://www.easybib.com/

Other Resources

Prezi:
Web 2.0 application you can use to create live presentations on the web. Allows you to view the entire presentation at one time & to zoom in for details. Can also be downloaded as a Flash and shown internally.
http://prezi.com/Wix:
Create your own Flash website for free! Drag and drop templates help even novices users create professional looking pages.
http://www.wix.com/

Helpful Links

You Quote it You Note it: http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/
Purdue OWL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01/
Tips from Indiana University: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
CollegeBoard.com: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/college-success/10314.html
4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2010 4:19 pm

    Excellent resources. We’d love to share it with our instructors and followers through Twitter – @turnitin and @writecycle

    • peapodlibrary permalink*
      April 27, 2010 2:23 pm

      That would be great. Feel free to use.

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