Hey Kids! Learn how to plagiarise without being caught.

The war on kids is on.Your teachers are out to catch you copying useful information from websites in to pointless homework (yes research shows most homework has no educational benefit). While you may call it being resourceful and efficient, THEY call it plagiarism. Luckily the Brits have published notes on how they catch you. Good luck sweeties!
clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

Children can also be easily tripped up by copying passages from websites
containing American phrases and spellings – a clear sign of plagiarism.

The comments were made in a series of documents
sent to pupils, parents and teachers warning against cheating at school.

Among the most obvious giveaways was when an essay suddenly changed “in font,
styles, sizes and indentation and line spacing”, Ofqual said, indicating
that passages had been carelessly copied.

Teachers were also told to look out for the use of phases and spellings in
American English, suggesting pupils had downloaded work from foreign
websites. This includes phrases such as “go get” for “go and get”, “have
gotten” instead of “have got” and “period” for “full-stop”.

clipped from www.ofqual.gov.uk

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