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Guide your students away from plagiarism

One way to counteract plagiarism is to discuss the topic with the students. In this way, you contribute to their knowledge of how correctly referencing. It is always better to get students to avoid plagiarism than have to punish those who plagiarize. Many students need to learn what plagiarism is in practice.

Discuss with your students

Video: "Guiding students away from plagiarism" (KTH Play)

You can find more tips on how to guide students away from plagiarism in Carl-Mikael Zetterling's presentation from Lunch 'n' Learn webinar 2020-05-19 (in English).

Watch the video "Guiding students away from plagiarism" (KTH Play).

Students do not always know what plagiarism is and that they are doing something wrong. Those who deliberately plagiarize have not always thought through the consequences for their own learning.

Tell your students what plagiarism is and what the consequences of it can be. Give examples and discuss together what can be problematic in the writing process.

On the Student web page Cheating and plagiarism , there is more information for students. Feel free to tell your students about the page.

If you suspect plagiarism

If you discover a suspected plagiarism (text match) in an assignment, you need to assess of whether it may be misleading in examination. You must to do this regardless of whether the review was done by Ouriginal or manually. There is a designated contact person at each school to help you in plagiarism cases and similar disciplinary violations. 

List of contact persons and more information about disciplinary matters.

Promoting learning and preventing cheating

  • How can teachers, students and the university take measures to prevent cheating and at the same time promote learning?
  • What cultural, controlling and educational measures can be taken?
  • How do we relate to Generative AI in relation to examinations?

Among other things, Viggo Kann and Camilla Björn from the EECS school, and Ninni Carlsund and Magnus Andersson from the SCI school talk about this in this webinar. All of them are part of the PriU group for assessment and examination methods at KTH and have together written the report "To promote learning and prevent cheating"