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1 PLAGIARISM What it is and how to Avoid it

2 Plagiarism 1.Look up the definition in your dictionary. Copying someone else’s words or ideas and using them as your own without giving credit.

3 2. What does that look like in my school work? ■ Examples of Plagiarism

4 3.What does that look like in the real world? ■ Write down an example of real Plagiarism Journalism Honolulu Star Bulletin BuzzFeed Business Management Book Possible Consequences: Loss of job, fine or jail

5 Honolulu Star Bulletin “Editor Frank Bridgewater said today in a nearly 200- word front-page letter to readers on Friday, the 13 th of January, that he had fired veteran entertainment reporter Tim Ryan following an investigation into his stories over the last several years. Ryan has been employed with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin since Though Bridgewater does not acknowledge this in the letter, the internal investigation was prompted by two reports in ‘Wikipedia.org’ and ‘Hawaii Reporter’, which documented that Ryan seemed to have lifted large sections of national stories – directly and without attribution – for his local reports.” “Honolulu Star-Bulletin Fires Veteran Reporter for Plagiarism After Investigation by Wikipedia.org and Hawaii Reporter.” Hawaii Reporter. Hawaii Reporter, Inc. 13 Jan Web. 30 Nov

6 BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson “An internal investigation by BuzzFeed editors, however, found 41 corrupted posts, or almost a tenth of Johnson’s 500-plus pieces since his January 2013 hiring. He was toast. ‘This isn’t fun for anyone,’ said BuzzFeed top editor Ben Smith in a Saturday afternoon interview with the Erik Wemple Blog.” Wemple, Erik. “The Ravages of BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson.” The Washington Post. The Washington Post. 27 July Web. 30 Nov

7 Business “Raytheon directors punished the chief executive, William H. Swanson, by taking away almost $1 million from his 2006 compensation yesterday because he failed to give credit for material that was in a management book he wrote.” Wayne, Leslie. “Chjief’s Pay Is Docked by Raytheon”. The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 4 May Web. 30 Nov 2014.

8 4.What are the consequences for me in this class? If I am caught obviously plagiarizing any of my papers in Language Arts class, I will receive a zero (0) on the assignment.

9 5. How do I avoid plagiarism? Use quotation marks and give credit. ■ Give credit by ● List the source at the end on a page titled “Works Cited” AND USE ● Parenthetical citation: the first section of the source name from the Works Cited page in parentheses. OR ● Attribution: Say “According to ____ (source)” in your sentence.

10 Punctuation that helps (samples will follow) ■ Double Quotations ● 3 or more words copied exactly ● with a significant idea. ■ Single Quotations ● Something you copied word-for-word had something in it that was copied word-for-word from somewhere else. ■ Brackets = words changed or added to make sense in your paper. ■ Ellipses = words are left out.

11 According to Encarta, “[t]he economy and social life of the South, an agricultural region, differed considerably from that of the West. The South was principally devoted to the growing of one crop, cotton, on large plantations with black [labor]. In contrast to the hardy, vigorous, and crude life of the people on the western frontier, the southern planters led lives characterized by aristocratic social grace and culture.” “The stock market panic preceded an economic depression that not only spread over the United States but in the early 1930s became worldwide. In the United States, despite the optimistic statements of President Hoover and his secretary of the treasury … that business was ‘ fundamentally sound ’ and that a new era of prosperity was just about to begin, the Great Depression had begun. Many factories closed, unemployment steadily increased, banks failed in growing numbers, and the prices of commodities steadily fell” (“United States of America”). "United States of America," Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © Seattle: Microsoft Corporation

12 Paraphrasing ■ Not the same as summarizing. ● Summarizing shortens and tells the main ideas. ■ Paraphrasing keeps all the details. It is not always shorter. ■ Paraphrasing restructures the sentence and uses different words. (You can’t just change one word or re-order the words.)

13 ■ “The South was principally devoted to the growing of one crop, cotton, on large plantations with black [labor].” ■ Paraphrased: (one possibility) Cotton was the just about the only crop grown on southern U.S. farms, which used African-Americans to do the work.

14 Let’s try paraphrasing together. ■ “…the southern planters led lives characterized by aristocratic social grace and culture.” Let’s count off by 4’s 1.characterized by 2.aristocratic 3.social grace 4.culture The cat is orange.

15 Try it on your own. ■ Paraphrase the following sentence: “Many factories closed, unemployment steadily increased, banks failed in growing numbers, and the prices of commodities steadily fell.” When finished, Turn in your papers.


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