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1 Giving Credit Where Credit is Due! PlagiarismGiving Credit Where Credit is Due!-- taken from Joyce Brannon’s “Plagiarism.” PowerPoint Presentation & Joyce Valenza’s “What is Plagiarism?” (See works cited).
3 (Job, big game, too much homework!) ExcusesEveryone does it!It’s okay ifI don’t get caught!I was too busy towrite that paper!(Job, big game, too much homework!)This assignmentwas BORING!I’ve got to getinto??? U.!My teachersexpecttoo much!My parentsexpect “A”s!
4 Why is plagiarism important? Who really cares? Academic Punishments Zero ToleranceResult in failure of assignment, classes, and in some cases expulsionAcademic standards of plagiarism higher than governmentsDocument provided by Turnitin.com and Research Resources. Turnitin allows free distribution and non-profit use of this document in educational settings.
5 Why is plagiarism important? Who really cares? Legal PunishmentsMisdemeanor crimeMax of one year in jailFine of $100-$50,000 Felony crimeEarn + $2,500Max of ten years in jailFine of $250,000Document provided by Turnitin.com and Research Resources. Turnitin allows free distribution and non-profit use of this document in educational settings.
6 Types of plagiarism: “The Photocopy” “The Potluck Paper” “The Poor Disguise” “The Labor of Laziness”“The Misinformer”“The Too-Perfect Paraphrase”“The Resourceful Citer”Document provided by Turnitin.com and Research Resources. Turnitin allows free distribution and non-profit use of this document in educational settings.
7 Types of plagiarism:Turning in someone else’s work as your own. (including your friends)Copying exact words/ideas without giving creditFailing to put a exact quotes in quotation marksGiving incorrect information about the source of a quotationParaphrasing without giving creditParaphrasing so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or notDocument provided by Turnitin.com and Research Resources. Turnitin allows free distribution and non-profit use of this document in educational settings.
8 Some of the things that you think you know about plagiarism may be wrong. It does not matter if the person whose work you have cited is alive or dead. If it is not your own idea, you must cite your source!If you translate or paraphrase something, you must still give a citation.If you use a picture or video from the Internet, you must cite the source.
10 Facts that are widely known Nope!Facts that are widely knownInformation or judgments considered “common knowledge”U.S. Government publications (still list in bibliography page)Do NOT have to be documented.
11 Examples of common knowledge John Adams was our second presidentThe Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941“One giant leap for man kind…”If you see a fact in three or more sources, and you are fairly certain your readers already know this information, it is likely to be “common knowledge.”But when in doubt, cite!
12 original ideas without few words, I’m okay, right? What’s the big deal?Wrong! Paraphrasingoriginal ideas withoutdocumentingyour source,is plagiarism too!If I change afew words, I’m okay, right?
13 You can “borrow” from the works of others in your own work!
14 Use these three strategies, QuotingParaphrasingSummarizingTo blend source materials in with your own, making sure your own voice is heard.
15 QuotingQuotations are the exact words of an author, copied directly from a source, word for word. Quotations must be cited!Use quotations when:You want to add the power of an author’s words to support your argumentYou want to disagree with an author’s argumentYou are comparing and contrasting specific points of viewCarol Rohrbach and Joyce Valenza
16 Quoting Limit quotes Must be exact word for word Requires quotation mark and citation
17 Paraphrasing Carol Rohrbach and Joyce Valenza Paraphrasing means rephrasing the words of an author, putting his/her thoughts in your own words.You will still need to cite your sourceCarol Rohrbach and Joyce Valenza
18 Examples:Source: Unless steps are taken to provide a predictable and stable energy supply in the face of growing demand, the nation may be in danger of sudden power losses or even extended blackouts, thus damaging our industrial and information-based economies. (John Doe, 1999, p.231.)Doe (1999) believes that we must find a more reliable source of energy if we are to have a dependable electricity supply. Without this, the nation’s economic base may be damaged by blackouts (p.231).Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism. Robert A. Harris. Los Angeles, California: Pyrczak Publishers, 2002.
19 Summarizing Summarize when: Summarizing involves putting the main idea(s) of one or several writers into your own words.All sources you used need to be cited.Summarize when:You want to establish background or offer an overview of a topicYou want to describe knowledge (from several sources) about a topicYou want to determine the main ideas of a single sourceCarol Rohrbach and Joyce Valenza
20 Tips on Researching Understand your assignment First gather all of your materialsRead through your sources, while taking notes only include the important information DO NOT COPY WORD FOR WORD.Include any direct quotes or unique phrases in quotation marks.As you take notes you will need to include page numbers, author, titles, copyright date, etc.
21 Works CitedBrannon, Joyce. “Plagiarism.” PowerPoint Presentation. University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL.Harris, Robert A. Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism. Los Angeles, California: Pyrczak Publishers, 2002.Valenza, Joyce. “What is Plagiarism?” Springfield Township High School. Springfield, IL.