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The Humanities Conference 2003

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The Plague of Plagiarism: The Challenge of Teaching Humanities in an Electronic Age

Helene Sinnreich.

Academic dishonesty has always existed as a challenge to educators but the accessibility of the internet has increased the availability of texts and the need for policing. This increase in plagiarism in essay writing poses a serious threat to teaching the humanities, a field which has traditionally relied on essay and other forms of writing for pedagogical purposes. This paper will discuss the forms of plagiarism which have arisen in recent times, the expansion of the problem and means of policing it. It will also present possible anti - plagiarism strategies for teaching in the Humanities.


Helene Sinnreich  (Poland)
Faculty of International and Political Studies
University of Lodz

Ms. Helene Sinnreich is a Lecturer at the University of Lodz and is completing a doctoral dissertation entitled The Supply and Distribution of Food in the Lodz Ghetto: A Case Study in Nazi Jewish Policy 1939-1945 at Brandeis University under the direction of Antony Polonsky.

  • Plagiarism
  • Teaching
  • Academic Dishonesty
  • Internet
  • Electronic Resources

(30 min Conference Paper, English)