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The Libraries have put together resources for classroom use to help explore issues around academic integrity and to allow instructors to test students' knowledge around issues pertaining to academic integrity and plagiarism. Resources containing answer keys require Passport York login.

Academic Integrity Pop Quiz

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This quiz can be used in the classroom either as an individual or group activitiy. We advise that the answers should be reviewed with the class as a whole to prompt more informal discussions. Please note, the questions in this quiz differ from those in SPARK's Academic Integrity Quiz.

Identifying Breaches of Academic Integrity: Case Studies for Classroom Discussion

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This document contains seven case studies about breaches of academic integrity. Each case study consists of a scenario, learning outcomes, and classroom discussion questions. Pop quiz questions are provided for several of the case studies. It is recommended to use these case studies as a group activity in the classroom or in an online group discussion environment.

Plagiarism Exercise

[Exercise] [Answer key (Passport York protected)]

The exercise helps students understand the difference between plagiarism and acceptable citations of an original text, by comparing a published text (source material) with a writing sample (potential use). This exercise can be used as an activity in the classroom, using the “Think, Pair, Share” technique, or as an individual exercise that is then reviewed by a group.


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Subject librarians are available to advise course instructors on effective pedagogical approaches for developing students’ critical thinking about information and the information-seeking process, including the ability to find, retrieve, evaluate, analyze, use and cite information. They are also available to provide tailored course-specific information literacy sessions on request.

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Writing Department: York instructors can direct students to the Writing Centre (a division within the Writing Department) for help with academic writing. Assistance is available through appointments with writing tutors,  small-group workshops, or online writing help (e-Tutor). In addition to offering credit courses, the Writing Department can be contacted by York instructors wishing to organize a tailored course-related writing-focussed session.

Learning Skills Services staff is available to consult with faculty, T.A.'s, staff or student groups about Learning Skills. On a limited first-come, first-served basis,  a Learning Skills Specialist can visit individual classes or other campus events to provide sessions on academic skills. For more information, contact them at 416-736-5297.


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