Your own voice - Digital Citizenship

Has a teacher ever set you an assignment and said, ‘put it in your own words’? Sometimes you will have to quote other people and other works. The answer is to write in your own ‘voice’.

Front cover of Hamlet with William Shakespeare's name crossed out and replaced by the text "Insert your name here".

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Plagiarism is portraying someone else’s work as your own. It is a serious issue for all students but there are techniques you can develop to avoid plagiarism.

Your tasks

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Complete a quiz on plagiarism and citing sources.

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Assess a student’s work. Can you spot any plagiarism?

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Create a flyer suggesting ways that students can avoid plagiarism.

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Your own voice is part of the larger resource Digital Citizenship.