2 What is plagiarism?According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, plagiarism, or to “plagiarize”means:to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one's ownuse another's production without crediting the sourceto commit literary theftpresent as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source11. "Plagiarism." Merriam-Webster Merriam-Webster, Inc.. 1 Aug 2006 <http://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/plagiarism>.
3 Further ExplanationPlagiarism comes from the Latin word “kidnapping”. Instead of stealing an actual person, you steal a person’s ideas and/or writing!2Anytime you use another person’s ideas or words without giving proper credit to that person, you are committing PLAGIARISM!2. "What is Plagiarism?." Kidshealth Jul 2006 <http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/plagiarism.html>.
4 Have YOU ever plagiarized? Ask yourself these questions… Have I ever cut and pasted information from a web page into my own document?Have I ever gotten information out of an article and put it into my own paper by rewording the sentence?Have I ever added audio clips from the web into a PowerPoint presentation?Have I ever used an image from the web on a cover page or in a presentation?
5 AND those are just some of the ways students plagiarize. If you answered YES to any of those questions and did NOT cite your source, then you have committedPLAGIARISM!AND those are just some of the ways students plagiarize.
6 If proper credit is not given, the following actions are examples of plagiarism: using a direct quotation word-for-wordsubmitting rephrased ideas of another personsubmitting, as your own, papers or sections of texts accessed from the Internetcopying material from an encyclopedia, dictionary, or other sourceusing data that you did not derive by yourselfusing non-textual material such as musical or artistic copyrighted works, compositions, or choreography
7 If you use any of the following resources, you must give credit to the creator in order to avoid plagiarism:articlesplaysmovieschoreographypaintingsgraphicsvideo gamessongs… and morephotographssoftwarelettersssound recordingsweb pagesbookspoems
8 What is wrong with plagiarism? If you plagiarize, then you are also doing the following:1. You are STEALING someone else’s words and ideas2. You are LYING because you are implying that the words and ideas are your own3. You are CHEATING by using someone else’s work as your own33. Harris, Robert. "Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers." Virtual Salt 17 November 2004:
9 Plagiarism has consequences… If you plagiarize, you may be punished in the following ways:Failure of assignmentFailure of classExpulsionLegal action may take place resulting in heavy fines
10 How do I avoid plagiarism? CITE YOUR SOURCE“Most cases of plagiarism can be avoided, however, by citing sources. Simply acknowledging that certain material has been borrowed, and providing your audience with the information to find that source, is usually enough to prevent plagiarism.”44. "What is Plagiarism?." Turnitin.com. 31 Jul 2006 <http://www.turnitin.com/researc_site/e_what_is_plagiarism.html>.
11 So remember…Plagiarism is when you use ideas, language, or work of another without giving proper credit, a citation, or reference to the original author, text, or source.Always give proper credit when using the words, work, or ideas of others!PLAGIARISM
12 Works CitedHarris, Robert. "Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers." Virtual Salt 17 November 2004."Plagiarism." Merriam-Webster Merriam-Webster, Inc.. 1 Aug 2006 <http://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/plagiarism>."What is Plagiarism?." Kidshealth Jul 2006 <http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/plagiarism.html>."What is Plagiarism?." Turnitin.com. 31 Jul 2006 <http://www.turnitin.com/researc_site/e_what_is_plagiarism.html>.