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The Crime of Plagiarism 1. Not using QUOTATION marks to identify a direct quote from your source. ALWAYS use quotation marks around quotes taken from your text which are word for word. Only use direct quotes when it is important for the reader to know the exact words that the author used. You also need to cite the source of your information immediately after your direct quote.
The Crime of Plagiarism 2. Not CITING the source of your information when using ideas and information taken from the text. Even if you put the information in your own words, you must still cite your source.
The Crime of Plagiarism 3. Not PARAPHRASING correctly. Just changing one or two words in a sentence from your source is not acceptable, even if you cite it. You must use your own sentence structure and ideas.
The Crime of Plagiarism 4. Use of others’ WORKS and IDEAS as one’s OWN. The most obvious form of plagiarism is turning in work that you did not complete at all, but that you “borrowed” from another and turned it in as your own. Just changing the name and some words does not make it yours.
Avoiding Plagiarism CITE the important information from each source that you want to use or will use in your paper so that you know exactly where information was gathered. Try initially writing your paper WITHOUT any notes. Sit down and organize your paper, writing only what you remember from the sources you have read. Then go back and insert all the specifics and notes you need to, with documentation. Try reading the information on a group of note cards and then writing the paragraph without looking at them to make sure you are paraphrasing correctly.
Avoiding Plagiarism If you have any information that contains a NUMERICAL figure, make sure that you document it. As a rule, numbers are not common knowledge. Do not try to write as PROFESSIONAL as the sources you are using. Use coherent language and avoid long technical terms whose meaning you do not know.
Avoiding Plagiarism What is “professional” about this writing? “The camp was comprised of stone and wooden barracks as well as individual homes that were requisitioned from Germans. Though the U.S. Army originally opened the camp on May 1, 1945, primarily to house 3,000 Hungarian Jews, the camp housed many non- Jewish concentration camp survivors until July 1945” (“Feldafing” 1).
Book Entries: For a Book Entry with an AUTHOR, you need to find the following information and put it in this order: Author’s LAST Name, Author’s FIRST Name. Title of Book. Publishing City: Publisher, Year Published. Medium. If the book does not have an AUTHOR, you begin with the TITLE.
Book Entries: If you have TWO authors for a book, put them in ALPHABETICAL order by their LAST name, putting the first person in order by LAST name then FIRST name, and put the other person in order by FIRST name then LAST name. If you have more than TWO authors for a book, list only the first person ALPHABETICALLY, then write the LATIN phrase ET AL, which means AND ALL THE REST. Brochures are documented just like a BOOK without an AUTHOR.
Website Entries: For a website without an AUTHOR, you need to find the following information and put it in this order: “Title of WEBSITE.” Publisher/Sponsor. (if none, use n.p.) Day Month Year that the website was created or last updated. Medium. Day Month Year that you accessed the site. The second date you put in the bibliographic entry is the date you FOUND the website and/or PRINTED it. If you can find an AUTHOR for the website, you use the author’s LAST name and then his/her FIRST name, just like a BOOK entry.
Website Entries: The title of the website is usually printed in the UPPER LEFT- hand corner of the page. The website address is usually printed in the LOWER LEFT- hand corner of the page. The date you accessed the website is usually printed in the LOWER RIGHT- hand corner of the page. This is why it is important to print from the INTERNET since you won’t get this information if you cut and paste into a WORD document.
General Info. About Works Cited: The Works Cited page is the LAST page of your research paper. It does NOT count in the required page numbers for the paper. The Works Cited page is NUMBERED in the upper RIGHT hand corner of the page, just like all of the other pages in your paper.
The title of the page, WORKS CITED, is centered at the top of the page. Everything on the page is DOUBLE-SPACED, never more than that. Entries on a Works Cited page are called BIBLIOGRAPHIC entries, which means “Biblio”- BOOK and “graphic”-WRITING. The entries on the Works Cited page are in ALPHABETICAL order. General Info. About Works Cited:
When you alphabetize, you alphabetize by the FIRST word of the bibliographic entry, unless it begins with the three English articles, A, AN, and THE. You ignore these words and alphabetize by the FIRST word in the title. You do not INDENT the first line of a bibliographic entry, but you do indent the SECOND line of a bibliographic entry. It is the opposite of a PARAGRAPH in an essay where you indent the FIRST line.
All of your SOURCES must be DOCUMENTED in your paper, so be sure to put only the sources you used on your Works Cited page. Every PERIOD, COMMA, and COLON are very important, so do not get careless when you create your entries. General Info. About Works Cited:
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