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1 Plagiarism

2 from plagiarius (kidnapper)

3 Plagiarism from plagiarius (kidnapper) It means stealing someone else’s words or ideas and pretending they’re yours

4 Plagiarism TRUE OR FALSE? If I cut and paste something in my essay from the internet, it’s not plagiarism.

5 Plagiarism FALSE! If I cut and paste something in my essay from the internet, it’s not plagiarism.

6 Plagiarism THE TRUTH: Unattributing cutting and pasting is always theft and always cheating. Everyone on the internet is someone else’s work: it doesn’t matter if it’s free.

7 Plagiarism TRUE OR FALSE? If I use someone else’s idea, it makes me look bad if I mention it and list my source – as if I have no ideas of my own.

8 Plagiarism DAMNABLY FALSE. If I use someone else’s idea, it makes me look bad if I mention it and list my source – as if I have no ideas of my own.

9 Plagiarism THE TRUTH: The greatest minds can only build on top of the ideas of others. Acknowledge your debts. That proves you’re a serious learner.

10 Plagiarism TRUE OR FALSE? If I put someone else’s idea in my own words, I’m safe – that’s not plagiarism.

11 Plagiarism DAMNABLY FALSE! If I put someone else’s idea in my own words, I’m safe – that’s not plagiarism.

12 Plagiarism THE TRUTH You’re stealing the idea even if you’re not stealing the words.

13 Plagiarism TRUE OR FALSE? If I commit plagiarism, it’s always a big deal.

14 Plagiarism TRUE ! If I commit plagiarism, it’s always a big deal.

15 Plagiarism TRUE ! If I commit plagiarism, it’s always a big deal. AND HERE’S WHY......

16 Plagiarism: wicked Education is about teaching you to think. If you sham, and only pretend to be thinking, you

17 Plagiarism: wicked Education is about teaching you to think. If you sham, and only pretend to be thinking, you 1. dishonour yourself

18 Plagiarism: wicked Education is about teaching you to think. If you sham, and only pretend to be thinking, you 1. dishonour yourself 2. dishonour education

19 Plagiarism: wicked Education is about teaching you to think. If you sham, and only pretend to be thinking, you 1. dishonour yourself 2. dishonour education 3. waste your time. A monkey can be taught to cut and paste.

20 Plagiarism: stupid 1. You will always get caught: it’s extremely easy for a teacher to spot. You’ll never get away with it. There’s software....

21 Plagiarism: stupid 1. You will always get caught: it’s extremely easy for a teacher to spot. You’ll never get away with it. There’s software Most teachers will flunk you.

22 Plagiarism: stupid 1. You will always get caught: it’s extremely easy for a teacher to spot. You’ll never get away with it. There’s software Most teachers will flunk you. 3. If not, it’ll become a habit, and sooner or later you’ll be wrecked. As were -

23 name: Karl-Theodor, Freiherr zu Guttenberg

24 name: Karl-Theodor, Freiherr zu Guttenberg who he was: handsome, aristocratic German Foreign Minister; sure to be Chancellor in a few years’ time

25 name: Karl-Theodor, Freiherr zu Guttenberg who he was: handsome, aristocratic German Foreign Minister; sure to be Chancellor in a few years’ time but then: last year he was accused of leaving out some citations in his doctoral thesis

26 name: Karl-Theodor, Freiherr zu Guttenberg who he was: handsome, aristocratic German Foreign Minister; sure to be Chancellor in a few years’ time but then: last year he was accused of leaving out some citations in his doctoral thesis and so: stripped of his doctorate; forced to resign as Foreign Ministry and from Bundestag (2011). Over.

27 name: Pál Schmitt

28 who he was: President of Hungary

29 name: Pál Schmitt who he was: President of Hungary but then: last month he was accused of including word-by-word translations of “unusually large extent” in his thesis

30 name: Pál Schmitt who he was: President of Hungary but then: last month he was accused of including word-by-word translations of “unusually large extent” in his thesis and so? Forced to resign as President, stripped of his doctorate. Finished.

31 name: Jayson Blair who he was: extremely distinguished young reporter with The New York Times; one of the most promising journalists of his generation

32 name: Jayson Blair who he was: extremely distinguished young reporter with The New York Times; one of the most promising journalists of his generation but then: in 1998 he was found to have plagiarised or faked many of his stories

33 name: Jayson Blair who he was: extremely distinguished young reporter with The New York Times; one of the most promising journalists of his generation but then: in 1998 he was found to have plagiarised or faked many of his stories and so? appalling scandal engulfs New York Times. Blair vanishes, and now works as a ‘life coach’.

34 And you too

35 will find yourself exposed and alone if it ever happens to

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38 HOW DO I AVOID IT?

39  NEVER pretend you wrote what someone else wrote.

40 HOW DO I AVOID IT?  NEVER pretend you wrote what someone else wrote.  ALWAYS, when in doubt, cite the source. That means, put the writer’s words in quotation marks, and list where you found them.

41 WHO HAS TO THINK ABOUT PLAGIARISM?

42  YEARS 10 and above most of all, since you’ll probably have to submit coursework having signed a pledge like this –

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46 WHO HAS TO THINK ABOUT PLAGIARISM?  but EVERYONE should get into the habit of being careful not to rely on copying, rather than writing

47 WHO HAS TO THINK ABOUT PLAGIARISM?  but EVERYONE should get into the habit of being careful not to rely on copying, rather than writing  because sooner or later, if you develop the habit of plagiarism, you will get into bad trouble

48 MORE INFORMATION?

49  when in doubt, ask any teacher

50 MORE INFORMATION?  when in doubt, ask any teacher  study this PowerPoint at plagiarism.pptx Richard Major 23 April 2012


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