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Aim: How can we identify and understand plagiarism? Do Now: Have you ever experienced a situation where someone stole a joke or line of yours and passed it off as his/her own? Homework: No Homework!
What is plagiarism? (1) “To steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one’s own” (Merriam Webster Dictionary) (2) Using another person’s ideas without giving him/her credit
How can we avoid plagiarism? You must give credit whenever you use - another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories - information that is not common knowledge - quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words - a paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words
Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism 1. Put in quotations everything that comes directly from the text.
2. Paraphrase- State someone else’s ideas in your own words. Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism
3. Check your paraphrase against the original text to be sure you have not accidentally used the same phrases or words. Also, make sure the information is accurate. Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism
4. Citation- You include a citation for everything that is quoted and paraphrased. Example: The Lochness monster was sighted in January 2004 by three young students (Strollo 49).
Answer the following question in your own words. How can we avoid plagiarizing?
What Is a Paraphrase? - A paraphrase is stating someone else’s ideas in your own words. - It is a more detailed restatement than a summary, which focuses concisely on a single main idea.
Steps for Paraphrasing 1.Reread the original passage until you understand its full meaning. 2. Set the original aside and write your paraphrase. 3. Check your version with the original to make sure that your version accurately expresses all the essential information in a new form.
4. Use quotation marks to identify any unique term or phraseology you have borrowed exactly from the source. 5. You need to give the person writing the original passage credit through an in-text citation. (Brown 32) Steps for Paraphrasing Author’s Last Name Page Number
Answer the following question in your own words. What is paraphrasing?
Paraphrase this…. “Little, Brown & Company has pulled a mystery novel from the shelves after passages in the book were found to have been plagiarized from ‘a variety of classic and contemporary spy novels,’ the publisher said on Tuesday. The book, Assassin of Secrets, a debut novel by Q. R. Markham, was released last week by Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little Brown…Nicole Dewey, a spokeswoman for the publisher, said that 6,500 copies of the book were printed. The book was ranked 49,200 on Amazon.com on Tuesday afternoon…Bookstores were instructed to return the books to the publisher, and customers asked to return books to retailers for refunds” (Bosman).
Correct Paraphrase Little, Brown & Company, a publisher, discovered that parts of a book titled Assassin of Secrets by Q. R. Markham have been plagiarized. It is stated that “6,500 copies of the book were printed” Now, the book has to be recalled (Bosman).
A Plagiarized Version Little, Brown & Company took a novel from the shelves after passages have been plagiarized. The book Assassin of Secrets was released last week. A representative from the publisher said that 6,500 copies of the book were printed. Bookstores have to return the books to Little, Brown & Company, and customers are asked to return books to get their money back.