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This issue of CDTL Brief on Plagiarism features some issues and concerns about plagiarism discussed during a CDTL workshop on plagiarism in October 2007.

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May 2008, Vol. 11 No. 2 Print Ready ArticlePrint-Ready
Some Problems with Plagiarism
Associate Professor John Richardson
Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Experience of interviewing student plagiarists suggests that many are confused about what they have done wrong. Their responses vary from brazen denial to contrition, but perhaps the most common reaction is baffled incomprehension. Continue reading

Associate Professor Brian Farrell
Department of History
Three years ago, many members of our department started using the Turnitin software purchased by the university. Turnitin is an information technology-based resource faculty members can use to try to combat plagiarism. Continue reading

Plagiarism in Chemistry Education
Dr Adrian Michael Lee
Department of Chemistry
The majority of scientific research is funded by the public purse and frequently, this research is called upon to inform both national and international policy. The need for probity is absolute if public confidence in science is to be maintained. Continue reading

Notes on Plagiarism: Did I Do It?
Dr Annett Schirmer
Department of Psychology
Presenting the ideas of others as one’s own is considered academic misconduct and typically punished not just at NUS but in academia in general. To discourage students from plagiarising, NUS outlines the academic consequences of detected plagiarism on its websites and encourages lecturers to discuss plagiarism during classes Continue reading