Friday 5: On Plagiarism

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power and Jayson Blair at The New York Times – This documentary premiers on May 4, 2014 on PBS, including an exclusive interview with the journalist at the centre of the controversy.

Plagiarism.org – If this website had existed back when I was teaching English, I would have recommended it to my students as a useful resource.

The Real Problem with Mark Driscoll’s ‘Citation Errors’ - okay, so it wasn’t plagiarism, it was the fault of the research assistant/ghost writer?

Why Pastors Should Plagiarise in Their Sermons - a catchy title for a post that makes a good point about drawing on the research and work of others.

6 Thoughts on Plagiarism, Creative Expression, and Sermon Writing – “Imitation is flattery, plagiarism is an insult.” Well said.



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5 replies

  1. Thanks April – these are really good links.

  2. Very interesting: the powerplay that affected Jayson Blair. I require students to read the resources at plagiarism.org because they are powerful. And for a fun take on it, go to this site: http://www.ryerson.ca/academicintegrity/graduate/plagiarism/. The short cartoons are entertaining!

  3. Reblogged this on Ida’s Blog and commented: Helping students write is the key (and that means teaching what plagiarism is and how to avoid it!)

  4. Thanks Russell and Ida – when I taught college English, I didn’t have much trouble with plagiarism, but others who assigned more research-based essays found it more of an issue. It’s something for all students, preachers, bloggers, and writers of any kind to be aware of. I appreciate your link and re-blogging, Ida.

  5. Thanks for introducing me to Traci Smith’s website. I’ve bookmarked it and will go back to it. I appreciated her thoughts.

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