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Indiana University Bloomington offers on online certification to familiarize individuals with plagiarism. Follow the link above, read the links then take the quiz to earn your certification. Once you earn your certification, take a screen shot of the certification or the email they send then upload that picture to Canvas for credit.
Each randomly selected question on a test provides source material from another author and a sample of student writing. The test taker must determine whether the student version is word-for-word plagiarism, paraphrasing plagiarism, or not plagiarism. Many questions exemplify subtle forms of plagiarism which represent incomplete or incorrect understanding of plagiarism, carelessness, or attempts to disguise actual plagiarism.
Unlike classroom tests you have taken in school, Certification Tests do not provide specific feedback on questions answered incorrectly. This is done on purpose to make it harder to cheat by simply memorizing answers to questions. After the test, you will receive a general description of some kinds of misunderstandings you may have.
If you take several tests, and do not pass, the outcome is very unlikely to change until you learn more about plagiarism.
Learn more through instruction on how to recognize plagiarism (Links to an external site.). You can view examples (Links to an external site.) of different kinds of plagiarism with explanations.
Practice how to recognize plagiarism (Links to an external site.) with specific feedback on why your answers are right or wrong. Take practice tests (Links to an external site.) where you get specific feedback on your results.
YOU WILL NEED TO SCREEN SHOT YOUR CERTIFICATION AND UPLOAD THE PHOTO TO CANVAS.
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