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1 Plagiarism is Scary…

2 And here’s why… Plagiarism is theft of intellectual property—that’s stealing, people! Dire academic consequences—best case, 0 on project, worst case, expulsion. If suspected of plagiarism, a student must meet with an administrator to determine consequences. No matter the degree of offense, there’s a record of it on your file at the Registrar.

3 Caught Red-Handed Alright, so plagiarism is bad—how do we recognize it?

4 The Usual Suspects Original Text From time to time this submerged or latent theater in Hamlet becomes almost overt. It is close to the surface in Hamlet’s pretense of madness, the “antic disposition” he puts on to protect himself and prevent his antagonists from plucking out the heart of his mystery. --Alvin Kernan Used as Source Almost all of Shakespeare’s Hamlet can be understood as a play about acting and the theater. For example, there is Hamlet’s pretense of madness, the “antic disposition” that he puts on to protect himself and prevent his antagonists from plucking out the heart of his mystery.

5 The Usual Suspects Original Text This book has been written against a background of both reckless optimism and reckless despair. It holds that Progress and Doom are two sides of the same medal; that both are articles of superstition, not of faith. --Hannah Arendt Used as Source This book has been written against a background of both reckless optimism and reckless despair. It holds that Progress and Doom are two sides of the same medal; that both are articles of superstition, not of faith (Arendt vii).

6 The Usual Suspects Original Text The rise of industry, the growth of cities, and the expansion of the population were the three great developments of late nineteenth century American History. --Joyce Williams Used as Source The increase of industry, the growth of cities, and the explosion of the population were three large factors of nineteenth century America (Williams 1).

7 The Usual Suspects Original Text Evidence of Parmenides' influence is that later philosophers thought it was of first importance to address the issue of whether there could be multiple things, and why or why not... --R. Cherubin Used as Source It is often argued that philosophers in the generation after Parmenides recognized that he had bequeathed new challenges to them, and they rose to the occasion. Parmenides' influence is shown by the fact that later philosophers thought it was extremely important to address the question of whether there could be more than one thing.

8 But I’m Innocent! How do you avoid committing—even unintentional— plagiarism?

9 Maintain a working Bibliography Don’t just use/collect sources and forget about them. Keep a running tab of works as you’re writing.

10 Take Notes Put quotes around phrases taken directly from text Include page numbers

11 Keep track of materials Print or save a copy of each source. Don’t just work from memory.

12 Learn how to paraphrase appropriately Don’t just change a couple of words or phrases Don’t mimic the sentence structure or style of original Put any exact words or phrases in quotations

13 Plagiarism is scary, …

14 But it’s a fate you can avoid.

15 Images Janet Leigh Screaming. Psycho. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Shamley Productions, jpeg file. Caught. The Wrong Man. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Warner Brothers, jpeg file. Hitchcock and wife. Reprinted in “Hitchcock’s Love Story with Alma.” The Times of Malta. 22 Nov Web. 12 March jpeg file. Poster. Suspicion. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. RKO, jpeg file. Poster. Shadow of a Doubt. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Skirball Productions, jpeg file.


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