The Plagiarism Proof Thesis

Myrtice Rowe

Myrtice Rowe
AVID Coordinator, Orange County DOE

Dave Keller

Dave Keller
Social Studies Teacher, Piedmont High School

Teachers know that a good essay starts with a solid thesis. A quality thesis will focus a student’s ideas and guide the organization of their writing. However, with plagiarism on the rise, the challenge for many is to support students in writing a solid thesis while challenging students with writing prompts that discourage plagiarism.

This 30-minute webcast discusses how to teach thesis statement writing while combating cheating.

Presenters

Myrtice Rowe is an AVID Coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education. Previously, she was a Teacher, AVID Coordinator, and Administrator at Monte Vista High School, where she earned multiple teaching awards. Myrtice has collaborated with teachers to increase the AP participation and pass rate. She also collaborated with Dr. Ann Johns to develop and implement the AVID College Readiness curriculum and training materials.

Dave Keller has been using writing as a central component of his high school history and social studies classes for over 15 years. He first began using Turnitin in 1999 and is an advocate for using technology across the curriculum.