INFOGRAPHIC: Student plagiarism causes and solutions

New infographic includes a visual guide to current student forms of plagiarism and some helpful solutions

plagiarism-studentsStudent plagiarism has become a lot more complex than simply quoting a famous author  or a famous work without attribution. Thanks to the influx of internet resources and student and faculty reliance on these online sources, common examples of plagiarism are numerous.

However, according to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Health Informatics Program, plagiarism is not necessarily simple laziness on a student’s part, leaving teachers to implement solutions to help students safegaurd against this increasingly common offense.

Inspired by research done by professors from UIC Online, this new infographic explains the different kinds of plagiarism, why college students plagiarize, and how professors can educate their students on the correct citation writing.

Do you currently have experience with students plagiarizing? If so, how have you handled it? Do you think this infographic is accurate? Be sure to leave your comments in the section provided below, email me at, or find me @eSN_Meris on Twitter.

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