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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What exactly is plagiarism?

2)

Have you ever copied someone's words without saying whose words they were?

3)

How bad is plagiarism?

4)

How can we prevent plagiarism?

5)

Teachers can easily Google search sentences they thing were copied. Is it foolish to copy?

6)

Is plagiarism just innocent laziness?

7)

Why do some countries think plagiarism is normal?

8)

How would you feel if someone plagiarised your work?

9)

Have you ever cheated in a test?

10)

Someone once said: "If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research." Do you agree?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

Is plagiarism against your ethical values?

2)

Is there any time when plagiarism might be OK (e.g. if you have tons of homework and no time to do it)?

3)

Do you think it's difficult to know what is plagiarism and what isn't?

4)

Do you think schools are universities are too strict when they expel students for plagiarism?

5)

Can you plagiarize yourself?

6)

Has cut and paste decreased creativity and original thought?

7)

How would you feel in front of your teachers or colleagues if you were caught plagiarising?

8)

Do you think plagiarism will be a bigger problem in the future?

9)

Should all teachers put their students' homework, writing, essays, etc. through plagiarism software?

10)

Someone one said: "Originality is undetected plagiarism." What does this mean, and do you agree?


 


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