Faculty Resources

Plagiarism Resources

Plagiarism Prezi:

Created by the Director of the Writing Center, this presentation can be used by a McKendree professor for use in the classroom. In the style of a game called "Plagiarism or Not Plagiarism" you can quiz students on some common forms of plagiarism. Click on the image below to begin the presentation.




McKendree University Academic Honesty Policy


The following text is a direct excerpt from the McKendree University Undergraduate Catalog.


"In order to benefity fully from the McKendree Experience, students must exercise integrity and honesty in all aspects of their academic work. Some examples of academic dishonesty are cheating, sabotage, duplicate submission, and plagiarism.


a. Cheating involves many forms of misrepresentation such as sharing exam answers, copying another student's answers, presenting another's work as one's own, changing work which has been graded when the work is going to be reevaluated, having a stand-in take an exam, and using unauthorized examination aids.

b. Sabotage involves the destruction or deliberate inhibition of another student's academic work or the destruction of materials relied upon by other students such as library materials, computer software and hardware, and computer files.

c. Duplicate submission means the submission of the same work in two different courses. This is not permitted except when permission has been given by the instructors in the courses involved.

d. Plagiarism consists of presenting the words or ideas of another without proper acknowledgement. This applies to direct quotations, paraphrases, or summarized ideas."


Additional Resources

On appointment forms, students have the option of marking some items they wish to discuss during the appointment. Included in that list are:

Integrating sources in my paper
Documenting sources with MLA
Documenting sources with APA
Documenting sources with ASA
Documenting sources with Chicago style
Documenting sources with another citation style
Avoiding plagiarism

Choosing one of those items is often a good way to discuss source attribution.


The following list of resources are not McKendree affiliated, but could potentially be useful as extra plagiarism resources.


Cornell University Plagiarism Tutorial offers a variety of writing excerpts, original quotes, and source information. Each combination of information is followed by a question regarding proper source usage.


Wayne State University's Plagiarism Quiz covers general misconceptions and scenarios related to plagiarism.