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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Prevention Resources: Plagiarism "Prone" Essay

Example of a plagiarism prone assignment:

Instructions for an assignment similar to Professor Goldstein's BIS300 assignment. These instructions are less explicit and have more potential to result in plagiarism.


Assignment Prompt:


Brazilian educational theorist and philosopher Paolo Friere critiques the educational system and argues for change.  Write a 7-10 page thesis-driven paper in which you either agree or disagree with Friere’s basic arguments in his influential essay “The Banking Concept of Education.”  To do this, you will need to do the following:

  1. Summarize Friere’s educational theories, assumptions, and arguments;
  2. Evaluate his arguments by analyzing the evidence he provides in his essay;
  3. Introduce appropriate evidence of your own to support your thesis.

Remember to cite your sources and proofread your paper before you hand it in!