Presentation on theme: "Mr. Roeshink – Finance & Business Technology. What is Plagiarism? Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work, or borrowing someone."— Presentation transcript:
What is Plagiarism? Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work, or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense:
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own to use (another's production) without crediting the source to commit literary theft to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
Plagiarism Consequences in College Every college has its own way of dealing with plagiarism. Many colleges take serious note of the instances of plagiarism and deal strictly with the students in question.
MLA MLA citation style refers to the rules and conventions established by the Modern Language Association for acknowledging sources used in a research paper. MLA citation style uses a simple two-part parenthetical documentation system for citing sources
APA APA citation style refers to the rules and conventions established by the American Psychological Association for documenting sources used in a research paper. APA style requires both in-text citations and a reference list. For every in-text citation there should be a full citation in the reference list and vice versa.
MLAAPA Governing BodyModern Language AssociationAmerican Psychological Association UsersHumanitiesSocial Sciences akaAuthor-WorkAuthor-Date Bibliographic listWorks CitedReferences Order of entries in bibliographic list Alphabetical by author, then alphabetical by work Alphabetical by author, then chronological by work NamesLast, First, Middle InitialLast, First Initial, Middle Initial DatesNot used in-textProminent in-text Article TitlesIn quotation marksNot in quotation marks CapitalizationAll Major Words CapitalizedFirst words only capitalized Notes (Foot or End)Not used for references In-text parenthesis(Name space page number)(Name comma year comma p.#) Example(Levin 13)(Levin, 1982, p. 13) AndSpelled outAmpersand except running text Secondary citation( qtd. in Levin 13)(cited in Levin, 1982, p. 13) Publisher's namesMany abbreviatedRarely Abbreviated Trailing punctuationNot underlinedUnderlined Multiple works by same author Works alphabetical, three hyphens and a period for name Works chronological, name repeated for each entry Et alFour or more authorsSix or more authors Tense of reportingPresent: Smith claims... Past: Smith claimed...