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International students, academic literacy and plagiarism detection systems

Date: 22 May 2007 Time: 1.00 pm

International students, academic literacy and plagiarism detection systemsLucas Introna, Niall Hayes & Anja Timm In this seminar we will report some of our work on international students and academic writing with specific reference to plagiarism detection systems. The challenge of academic writing for a non-native student with no or very limited experience in academic writing (even in their native language) is very significant. One of the strategies used by international students to cope with these challenges is a practice called 'patch-writing.' We will try to show how students engaging in patch-writing practices become constructed by plagiarism detection systems as 'plagiarists.' We will suggest that plagiarism detection systems not only discriminate against international students but are also an inappropriate institutional response for dealing with problems of academic writing (and literacy more generally).Literacy Research Centre Seminar Series Tuesday 22 May 2007 (Week 5)1-2 pmINSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIESEveryone welcome.

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