Signs that a student has plagiarized or improperly cited sources
Possible indicators that the student did not write the paper:
Signs the paper is an assemblage of material:
Signs that language is being lifted without attribution:
(Modified from: Matto, Michael. Faculty Tips on Preventing Plagiarism (PDF file).
Turnitin (in Canvas) is a great tool to educate students about plagiarism and help to prevent it.
Otherwise, consider the following detection strategies:
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