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1 Plagiarism Giving Credit Where Credit is Due! -- taken from Joyce Brannon’s “Plagiarism.” PowerPoint Presentation & Joyce Valenza’s “What is Plagiarism?” (See works cited).

2 . Plagiarism defined:

3 Excuses It’s okay if I don’t get caught! I was too busy to write that paper! (Job, big game, too much homework!) My teachers expect too much! I’ve got to get into ??? U.! My parents expect “A”s! This assignment was BORING! Everyone does it!

4 Why is plagiarism important? Who really cares? Academic Punishments Zero Tolerance Result in failure of assignment, classes, and in some cases expulsion Academic standards of plagiarism higher than governments Document 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 Punishments Misdemeanor crime Max of one year in jail Fine of $100-$50,000 Felony crime Earn + $2,500 Max of ten years in jail Fine of $250,000 Document 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: Document provided by Turnitin.com and Research Resources. Turnitin allows free distribution and non-profit use of this document in educational settings. Turning in someone else’s work as your own. (including your friends) Copying exact words/ideas without giving credit Failing to put a exact quotes in quotation marks Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation Paraphrasing without giving credit Paraphrasing so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not

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.

9 Do I have to cite everything?

10 Nope! Facts that are widely known Information 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 president The 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 What’s the big deal? If I change a few words, I’m okay, right? Wrong! Paraphrasing original ideas without documenting your source, is plagiarism too!

13 You can “borrow” from the works of others in your own work!

14 Use these three strategies, Quoting Paraphrasing Summarizing To blend source materials in with your own, making sure your own voice is heard.

15 Quoting Quotations 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 argument You want to disagree with an author’s argument You are comparing and contrasting specific points of view Carol Rohrbach and Joyce Valenza

16 Quoting Limit quotes Must be exact word for word Requires quotation mark and citation

17 Paraphrasing Paraphrasing means rephrasing the words of an author, putting his/her thoughts in your own words. You will still need to cite your source Carol 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 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 topic You want to describe knowledge (from several sources) about a topic You want to determine the main ideas of a single source Carol Rohrbach and Joyce Valenza

20 Tips on Researching Understand your assignment First gather all of your materials Read through your sources, while taking notes only include the important information DO NOT COPY WORD FOR WORD.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 Cited Brannon, Joyce. “Plagiarism.” PowerPoint Presentation. University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL. http://libraryuwa.edu/Help/Plagiarism.ppt http://libraryuwa.edu/Help/Plagiarism.ppt 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. http://mciu.org/~spjvweb/plagiarism.ppt http://mciu.org/~spjvweb/plagiarism.ppt


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