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1 AVOIDING PLAGIARISM Ms. Lissette Alvarez John A. Ferguson Senior High

2 Taking someone’s property without permission is… stealing.

3 Taking someone else’s ideas without acknowledgement is called plagiarism.

4 Examples of Plagiarism Copying a friend’s work. Copying a friend’s work. Buying a finished project from someone else. Buying a finished project from someone else. Having your parents or relatives do the work for you. Having your parents or relatives do the work for you. Copying and pasting someone’s work into yours without citing the source. Copying and pasting someone’s work into yours without citing the source.

5 Academic Fraud Academic fraud is any action that can result in a false academic evaluation.

6 Examples of Academic Fraud Using false data Using false data Making up source information Making up source information Cheating on tests Cheating on tests Falsifying academic records Falsifying academic records Plagiarizing someone else’s work Plagiarizing someone else’s work

7 When a student is careless with their documentation. This can occur if one is not organized. When a student turns in one of his/her previously submitted assignments. Examples of unintentional plagiarism

8 Plagiarism can have serious consequences. A student may fail an entire course for plagiarizing even just one assignment. A student may fail an entire course for plagiarizing even just one assignment. A student may lose his/her scholarship. A student may lose his/her scholarship. A student may be thrown off a school team. A student may be thrown off a school team. A student loses his/her academic integrity and is no longer trusted. A student loses his/her academic integrity and is no longer trusted. In the work place, politicians have had their careers derailed. In the work place, politicians have had their careers derailed. Employees have lost their jobs. Employees have lost their jobs.

9 The work presented has to be honest and based on well- earned knowledge.

10 One can avoid plagiarism by focusing on: organization of time and notes (use graphic organizers) organization of time and notes (use graphic organizers) quotes, paraphrases, and summaries quotes, paraphrases, and summaries documentation and citation documentation and citation

11 Examples of Graphic Organizers Civil War Cause Effect

12 Quotations give strong support to arguments, are effective for comparing and contrasting opinions, and highlight a powerful phrase. Quotes are copied word for word from a source. They must be placed within quotation marks and cited correctly. Quotations give strong support to arguments, are effective for comparing and contrasting opinions, and highlight a powerful phrase. Quotes are copied word for word from a source. They must be placed within quotation marks and cited correctly. Paraphrases Writing, in your own words, the ideas or words of others. Sources used in paraphrases need to be documented. Paraphrases Writing, in your own words, the ideas or words of others. Sources used in paraphrases need to be documented. Summaries are used to establish background, present information from several different sources, or to present a main idea. Summaries present information from several sources and are shorter than the original information. Sources used in summaries need to be documented using correct citation. Summaries are used to establish background, present information from several different sources, or to present a main idea. Summaries present information from several sources and are shorter than the original information. Sources used in summaries need to be documented using correct citation. Your thesis or research paper will have:

13 Common Knowledge Information which is considered common knowledge (basic information) does not have to be cited.

14 Paraphrasing Be careful when rewriting someone else’s words. If your sentences use many of the same words and grammatical structure as the original source, it could be construed as plagiarism.

15 When Paraphrasing… Be sure you are not just re- arranging or replacing words. Be sure you are not just re- arranging or replacing words. Rewrite the idea in your own words and credit the original source. Rewrite the idea in your own words and credit the original source.

16 Summarizing If it’s someone else’s idea, you need to include the citation, regardless of how many of your own words you used.

17 Citation Credit facts and ideas correctly and provide a full list of the sources you’ve used and consulted.

18 APSA (American Political Science Association) APSA (American Political Science Association) ASA (American Sociological Association) ASA (American Sociological Association) Chicago Style Chicago Style MLA (Modern Language Association) MLA (Modern Language Association) Turabian Turabian Bluebook Bluebook AIP (American Institute of Physics) AIP (American Institute of Physics) AMS (American Mathematical Society) AMS (American Mathematical Society) Citation Styles Make sure you know which style you need to use and make sure to follow it.

19 Authority Documenting your work gives it more authority.

20 A researcher needs to gather and use credible information to support a research project, but it is dishonest to present the words and ideas of someone else as your own, without credit.

21 Students who follow the pointers discussed are regarded as having high academic integrity and are trusted in the academic world. Plagiarism is included in John A. Ferguson Sr. High’s Honor Code which can be found on our website.

22 Avoiding Plagiarism. Dir. Fabian-Baber, Inc. DVD DVD.


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