Are you beginning to understand what is plagiarism?
Another term you need to become familiar with is "paper mill."
of Alberta Libraries web site defines paper mill as "a
term applied to providers of pre-written term papers and other "educational
tools" via the Internet. Some web sites offer thousands of
In this next activity, you will explore paper mill sites and locate
a paper that could match a research project of a chosen topic:
- Select a research topic you want to find a paper for.
- Visit this site Cheating
101: Paper Mills and You and locate a research paper.
- How difficult was it to find a research paper?
- Was the paper free or was there a charge?
- Visit these pages for more information on plagiarism:
- plagiarism overview
to detect plagiarism
- combating plagiarism
- Now download these 2 papers which are about speech abnormalities.
One was purchased from a paper mill and the other is a "legitimate"
research paper. Can you tell which one is plagiarized work and
which one is authentic student work?
- paper one
- paper two
go to Take a Quiz about Plagiarism....