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1 "Avoiding Plagiarism." The OWL at Purdue Purdue University. 5 Apr What is Plagiarism? buying, stealing, or borrowing a paper (including, of course, copying an entire paper or article from the Web) hiring someone to write your paper for you copying large sections of text from a source without quotation marks or proper citation

2 "Avoiding Plagiarism." The OWL at Purdue Purdue University. 5 Apr What is Plagiarism? using the words of a source too closely when paraphrasing (where quotation marks should have been used) building on someone's ideas without citing their spoken or written work

3 "Avoiding Plagiarism." The OWL at Purdue Purdue University. 5 Apr What kinds of information do you need to cite? Words or ideas presented in a magazine, book, newspaper, song, TV program, movie, Web page, computer program, letter, advertisement, or any other medium Information you gain through interviewing or conversing with another person, face to face, over the phone, or in writing When you copy the exact words or a unique phrase When you reprint any diagrams, illustrations, charts, pictures, or other visual materials When you reuse or repost any electronically-available media, including images, audio, video, or other media

4 "Avoiding Plagiarism." The OWL at Purdue Purdue University. 5 Apr What can be considered “common knowledge”? Anything found in 5 credible sources Anything that you reasonably believe your readers would already know Anything that can be found in a general reference source Example - dates of birth and death for famous people

5 "Avoiding Plagiarism." The OWL at Purdue Purdue University. 5 Apr WHEN IN DOUBT CITE IT!!!

6 "Avoiding Plagiarism." The OWL at Purdue Purdue University. 5 Apr Preventing Plagiarism Develop good note taking skills –In your notes, always mark someone else's words with a big Q, for quote, or use big quotation marks –Indicate in your notes which ideas are taken from sources with a big S, and which are your own insights (ME) –When information comes from sources, record relevant documentation in your notes (book and article titles; URLs on the Web)

7 "Avoiding Plagiarism." The OWL at Purdue Purdue University. 5 Apr Preventing Plagiarism When paraphrasing… –Use a statement that credits the source somewhere in the paraphrase or summary, e.g., According to Jonathan Kozol,.... –If you're having trouble summarizing, try writing your paraphrase or summary of a text without looking at the original, relying only on your memory and notes –Check your paraphrase or summary against the original; correct any errors in accuracy, and be sure to use quotation marks to set off any exact phrases from the original text –Put quotation marks around any unique words or phrases that you cannot or do not want to change, e.g., "savage inequalities" exist throughout our educational system (Kozol).

8 "Avoiding Plagiarism." The OWL at Purdue Purdue University. 5 Apr Works Cited vs. Works Consulted Works Consulted a.k.a. Bibliography –A list of all of the works that you used in your research, even if not directly cited in your final paper Works Cited –A list of all of the works cited within your paper

9 "Avoiding Plagiarism." The OWL at Purdue Purdue University. 5 Apr Works Consulted OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab) /589/01/http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource /589/01/ "Avoiding Plagiarism." The OWL at Purdue Purdue University. 5 Apr 2009 .


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