Solving the Patchwriting Problem, Part 3: Teaching Paraphrasing/Avoiding Patchwriting

by Karen Hollingsworth Gardiner, College of Arts & Sciences, considering whether or not “patchwriting” should be added to the dictionary, suggests that the concept is a gray area, a sort of “less judgmental midpoint that can be seen as a ‘teachable moment’ rather than an all-or-nothing accusation of plagiarism.” This is especially the case