Presentation on theme: "You and a friend have been working on a major paper for one of your classes for the past month. The night before the papers are due, you get together."— Presentation transcript:
You and a friend have been working on a major paper for one of your classes for the past month. The night before the papers are due, you get together for an all-night editing session of looking over one another’s papers. At 1 a.m., your friend’s computer dies, and he loses his entire paper. Your friend is devastated, and he decides to download a paper off of an Internet paper site, a site where you can pay money for papers that were written by other people and turn them in as if they were written by you. How do you respond to his actions?
Plagiarism is using someone else’s words, ideas or images as your own. Plagiarism is dishonest, unethical, and illegal! Read Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism.Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism
Intentional Copying a friend’s work Buying or borrowing papers Cutting and pasting text from sources without giving credit “Borrowing” media without giving credit Publishing on the web without the permission of the original creators Unintentional Using minimal or careless paraphrasing Failing to document or “cite” properly Quoting excessively Failing to use your own “voice” to present information or ideas
ZERO credit for work Parents will be notified Referral to administration Note on permanent student record Suspension or expulsion from school activities including sports, clubs, field trips, extra-curriculars, etc. Could mean expulsion, depending on school
Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian, was forced to step down from the Pulitzer board after she was found to have accidentally used another’s words in one of her books. Kirpatrick, David D. “Author Goodwin Resigns from Pulitzer Board.” New York Times. (1 June 2002.) 5 Aug. 2008..
As a reporter for the New York Times, Jayson Blair plagiarized or fabricated in more than 40 stories between 2002 and 2005. He was fired from his job. The top two editors of the newspaper resigned as a result of the scandal. Correcting the Record.” New York Times. 11 May 2003. The New York Times. 5 Aug 2008. <http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9403E1DB123 FF932A25756C0A9659C8B63
Blair Hornstein was Valedictorian of her high school class and had earned admission to Harvard University. After articles Hornstein wrote for a local newspaper were discovered to have been plagiarized, Harvard University rescinded their acceptance.
1.DON’T copy word for word, or by copying and pasting. 2.DON’T print directly (and turn in as your own work). 3.DON’T copy from other students. 4.DO take notes! 5.DO paraphrase!
1.Using a direct quote is acceptable. 2.. Always put quotation marks around any words that you take directly from a source. 3.Always give credit to the source! a)In a bibliography b)Or webography— (usually only online sources)
1.Paraphrasing -Reading a passage, learning what it means, and retelling it in your own “voice” or words is acceptable. 2.Always give credit to the source when paraphrasing.
1.Info that is known to many people (George Washington was the first president. McCain and Obama ran for president in the 2008 Presidential Election.) 2.You do NOT need to cite Common Knowledge! ☺
1.Find source again to check information 2.Acknowledge your sources for ethical reasons Remember: If you could find it, so can your teacher!
1.Author’s last name, first name (if available) 2.*Web page title—in quotes 3.*Date Retrieved: Day, Month, Year 4.Main Page Title (If Available) 5.*URL: Web Site Address 6.Date Published or Revised: Day, Month, Year (if available) *Required! It is OK to not memorize this list, but you need to be familiar with it and know how to find it so you can refer to it when necessary!
1.*Description of title of image 2.*Label [Online Image] 3.*Available at: URL (copy and paste from web page) *Required! Images include any type of graphic, picture, map, or photo!
An easy way to cite sources accurately! 1.Visit the Citation Machine site.Citation Machine 2.Use MLA format (used in most middle schools and high schools). Almost all English classes will use MLA.
APA Style ( American Psychological Association)- style used to cite sources in social science fields Chicago Style- most often used in the discipline of history
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