Plagiarism

Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention, which was 7% plagiarised from Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, has sparked a series of stories about plagiarism.  These discussions illustrate well why plagiarism is problematic, and several news stories may be helpful for teaching students about plagiarism before, or after, they commit this infraction.  The stories that I have found most enlightening, summative, and helpful for teaching about the issue are:

Of course, this discussion could be a little perilous because of how political the national conventions are and how polarizing Donald Trump is.

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