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Could 3 simple steps help you ‘design out’ plagiarism?

According to the Faculty of Human Sciences’ Dr Mitch Parsell, one simple 3-step exercise has “produced a substantial reduction in student plagiarism cases across the Faculty.”

Oxford Brookes plagiarism resourceOxford Brookes University created the 3 step process that formed the basis of a push against plagiarism in the Faculty of Human Sciences. Promising a reduction in the risk of plagiarism in 30 minutes, the Oxford Brookes approach centres on “designing out” opportunities for students to fake their learning in assessment tasks.

Download the 3-Step resource here (PDF, 75kb).

With the Faculty of Human Sciences reporting a 50% decline in cases submitted to the Academic Honesty Committee from 2013 to 2015, it might just be worth a try!

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