"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." (Proverb)
- In order to implement the District Academic Integrity Policy, teachers should request students add a handwritten statement to all major assignments indicating its authenticity. For example, "I certify this paper (test, etc.) is my own work. Student Signature"
- Does it HAVE to be a paper?
- Multimedia presentation - accompanied by an oral report
- Brochure - to advertise a product, a place, etc.
- Resume & Cover Letter - an alternate biography
- Debate - choose two historical figures and an issue
- Mock Trial - for a controversial historical figure
- Trip Itinerary - list sites of importance, money exchange, special events, etc.
- Newsletter - set in another time or place complete with classified ads, theater and book reviews, sports stories and business information
- Picture Book - explain concept or event through pictures and captions
- A Day in the Life - essay written in the first person about a disease, person, plant, machine, etc.
- Specific Topic - use a pre approved list of unique topics or those with a narrow focus
- Current resources - within the past year
- Annotated bibliography - brief summary of the source, where it was located and an evaluation of its usefulness
- Final Reflection Letter - written in class after turning in paper, reflecting on process, major accomplishment, most difficult aspect, what was learned
- Process Steps - series of due dates throughout the assignment for topic, outline, rough draft, preliminary bibliography, etc.
- Specific components - incorporate information provided in class, particular resources, etc.
- Oral presentation - students recognize the need to be very familiar with the content