Plagiarism: What It Is & How to Avoid It

Plagiarism: What It Is & How to Avoid It


About this course

Curious if the format of Next Level Homeschool classes will match your child’s learning style? This is a good class to take! A one week, self paced, in depth class on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it – for only $5!

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Recommended Ages: This class is ideal for students ages 9-17. Younger, academically advanced students will be accepted.

Start Date: August 23. Course consists of 1 lesson plan. No live classes — view the lessons on YOUR schedule. We send out class access instructions every Tuesday for all enrollments received on or before that Monday. You will have until DECEMBER 27 to complete the course. This gives you complete freedom during the fall semester to do the work!

Note:  This class differs from other Next Level Homeschool courses in that it has no project/assignments to turn in for grading/feedback, no report card, and no student discussion. Other than that, the format and style is what you can expect from our other offerings. No discounts are offered on this class.

IMPORTANT!! Enrollment for this course is separate from our other offerings. You can only sign up by clicking the enrollment button below – not from our main enrollment page!!

Academic integrity is an essential aspect of student success…but why?

Educators, educational institutions, and other professional organizations uphold the notion that plagiarism is an offense that should be taken very seriously, yet plagiarism is a common and often misunderstood problem. This problem typically stems from a lack of comprehensive knowledge of what plagiarism is and how to properly avoid it.

In its most simplistic definition, plagiarism is a form of stealing, but there is so much more to it than that! This is why it is so important that students (and really everyone) should have a solid understanding of and comprehensive set of resources for identifying plagiarism and the best ways it can be avoided.

The lesson consists of a fully narrated presentation with images and videos to enhance the learning experience. There is a provided notes worksheet, and at the end of the class there is a quiz students can take.

Students will have access to our learning management system, Canvas, for viewing the lesson plan, printing the guided notes worksheet, taking the quiz, and further information to guide their future writing and academic success.

This class does not receive feedback from an instructor; however, the instructor is always available via private message to answer questions!

There are no required materials for this course.


Course Content:

This class is designed to educate students on what plagiarism is, how to identify it, and how to avoid it. The course provides various definitions and facts to better enable them to recognize plagiarism, both intentional and unintentional.

It provides resources that students can use to aid in their writing processes, including information about the major formal writing formatting styles used primarily in scholarly settings.

Finally, the class teaches students ways in which plagiarism can best be prevented, including the best practices for quoting and paraphrasing research sources, as well as proper citation.


Our course begins with the first step for generating great user experiences: understanding what people do, think, say, and feel. In this module, you’ll learn how to keep an open mind while learning.

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