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Workshop P Citing Sources to Responsibly Use Information Oct. 2009.

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1 Workshop P Citing Sources to Responsibly Use Information Oct. 2009

2 Introduction to Plagiarism : Concepts and Definitions To avoid plagiarism, it is important to learn to cite the sources you use in your research. According to Dictionary.com, “plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.” Source: “Plagiarism." Dictionary.com Unabridged v 1.1. n.d. Web. 15 Apr http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plagiarism

3 What are the Consequences of Plagiarism? From the CCSF Policy from “Rules of Student Conduct” CCSF Policy from “Rules of Student Conduct” “Plagiarism is a violation of the rules of student conduct, and discipline may include, but is not limited to, a failing grade in an assignment, test, or class in proven cases of cheating or plagiarism or other academic dishonesty".

4 Incorporating Information and Ideas from Other Sources Paraphrasing is expressing another person's work in your own words, while still giving credit to the other person's original work. It requires changing more than a few words. Quoting means providing another person's words exactly as they are expressed, with no changes or omissions, and clearly stating the source of the words. Summarizing is using your own words to explain another author's main idea(s) in much briefer form than the original work. It is similar to paraphrasing, but paraphrasing generally restates a short section of a work, while summarizing condenses longer material. Again, credit must be given to the original source of information. For more information, try: Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing (The OWL at Purdue) Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing (The OWL at Purdue)

5 Citing Sources to Avoid Plagiarism Citations are used for the purpose of acknowledging the research and work of other people. Citations help the reader find the original sources that you cited in your paper or speech. Ideas about using non-violent resistance to enact change have passed from person to person.

6 Citing Sources to Avoid Plagiarism Two components to citing sources: 1. Include brief information within the text of the paper to indicate your source (in-text citation). Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263). 2. Prepare a complete citation for the “Works Cited” or “References” list. Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford U.P., Print.

7 Examples From Model Papers of Both Components Select a sample paper from the website below, and look for the citation format for in-text and “Works Cited.” Research and Documentation Online by Diana HackerResearch and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker

8 Sources To Help You Prepare Full and In-Text Citatations MLA (Modern Language Association) formats MLA Print and Online Sources full citations MLA Print and Online Sources MLA In-text Sources APA (American Psychological Association) formats APA Online and Print Sources APA Intext Sources More resources for MLA and APA formats: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide: The OWL at Purdue APA Formatting and Style Guide: The OWL at Purdue Other styles

9 Methods for Keeping Track of Your Information Note-taking on cards for your quotations, paraphrases, etc. and full citations of your sources File folders on your computer with quotations, paraphrases, etc. and full citations of your sources. Pros and cons of using Web-based citation generators

10 Resources and Tips for More Help Your instructor Librarians at the Reference desk, by phone, or IM MLA and APA citation handouts-- Evaluating and Citing SourcesEvaluating and Citing Sources The Writing Lab in the Learning Assistance Center has free handouts and is staffed by English Department faculty who can help you improve your writing and correctly incorporate and cite your sources. Online tutorials such as these award-winning tutorials: table-of-contents.htm table-of-contents.htm Avoiding Plagiarism (The OWL at Purdue)


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