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Plagiarism is when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common- knowledge) material without acknowledging its source.
Plagiarism is submitting someone else’s text as one’s own OR attempting to blur the line between one’s own ideas or words and those borrowed from another source.
Plagiarism is NOT carelessly or inadequately citing ideas and words borrowed from another source in good faith.
Plagiarism is bad because your work should represent your own efforts and reflect the outcomes of your learning.
Students commit plagiarism because They fear failure or risk-taking in their own work. They believe they are justified in looking for “model” answers to generic assignments. They have poor time-management skills, and believe they have no choice but to plagiarize.
Students commit plagiarism because They view the course, the assignment, the conventions of academic documentation, or the consequences of cheating as unimportant. Nothing bad happens to them when they do.
Students may not know Using other people’s ideas or words as their own is NOT an acceptable practice for writers of certain kinds of texts (such as organizational documents). Much about the conventions governing attribution and plagiarism in Anglo- American colleges and universities.
Students may not know how to Take careful and fully documented notes during their research. Use others’ ideas and document their sources appropriately in their texts.
College professors may Define plagiarism differently or more stringently than the teachers students have had or in other writing situations. Assume that students have already learned appropriate academic conventions of research and documentation. Assign writing that requires research and expect its appropriate documentation without supporting students as they attempt to learn how to research and document sources.
Students will Make mistakes as they learn how to integrate others’ ideas or words into their own work because error is a natural part of learning.
Avoid plagiarism by Putting direct quotes in quotation marks. “To be or not to be, that is the question.” - Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Avoid plagiarism by Learning how to and paraphrasing or summarizing what someone else has written.
Acknowledging and attributing the source of what you use in your writing. In other words, learn referencing and how to use citations (such as the APA or MLA format) and footnotes.