Presentation on theme: "Plagiarism 1.Failing to cite quotes and borrowed ideas 2.Failing to enclose borrowed text in quotation marks 3.Failing to put summaries and paraphrases."— Presentation transcript:
Plagiarism 1.Failing to cite quotes and borrowed ideas 2.Failing to enclose borrowed text in quotation marks 3.Failing to put summaries and paraphrases in your own words 4.Presenting someone else’s ideas as your own 5.Turning in someone else’s paper 6.Turning in a previously written paper
When should I use quotations? When language is especially vivid or expressive When exact wording is needed for technical accuracy When you cannot put the statement in your own words
Two ways to cite sources in a paper As of 2000, there were about ninety million cell phone users in the United States, with 85% of them using their phones while on the road (Sundeen 1). Matt Sundeen reports that as of 2000, there were about ninety million cell phone users in the United States, with 85% of them using their phones while on the road (1).
Helpful Hints If you use the same source throughout one paragraph, you do not need to put a citation after each sentence. Put one citation (author page #) at the end of the paragraph. You ALWAYS need a citation (author page #) after a direct quote or after you change sources.
Works Cited Page This is the last page of your paper. Every work which has a citation in your paper must appear on your Works Cited page. Only works which have been cited in your text may appear on your Works Cited page. The Works Cited page is double spaced and must be alphabetized by author’s last name.
Important Links 1.Purdue Owl 2.Easy Bib *Use these websites to help you compose your Works Cited page. *These links can be found on my website.
Basic Requirements Length: 5 paragraphs Formatting Style: MLA Font Size: 12 Font: Times New Roman Margins: 1 inch
Works Cited Hacker, Diana. A Pocket Style Manual. Boston:Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2004. *All slides were quoted directly from this resource.