Health and Medical Question

Week #3 – Assignment: Plagiarism

Overview

Engage student in an understanding of and thoughtful identification of plagiarism in case study provided.

Instructions

In your own words, define plagiarism. Read the following,

Case Study: In preparing her thesis introduction, graduate student Christina periodically takes multiple sentences verbatim from some of her sources (her attitude is, “I couldn’t have written it better myself!”).

  1. Is she wrong to do this? Support your response.
  2. If she provides a reference to her sources at the end of her paragraph, is she still wrong? Support your response.

Evaluation Rubric

Use the following rubric to guide your work.

Tasks êExemplaryAcceptableUnacceptable
Define plagiarism.Response contains the student’s definition of plagiarism.  ( 10 points)Response contains the a definition of plagiarism, but is evident it is not provided in student’s own words.  ( 5 points)Response does not contain any definition of plagiarism.  ( 0 points)
Case study questions.Response contains clearly written and thoughtfully supported answers to the 2 case study questions.  ( 10 points)Response contains vaguely written and less than thoughtfully supported answers to the 2 or less case study questions.  ( 5 points)Response does not contain any written or thoughtfully supported answers to the 2 case study questions.  ( 0 points)


Work Area

Use the box below as your work area. The box will expand as you type.