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P LAGIARISM AND R ESEARCH Mrs. Kintz 7 th Grade Language Arts
Rules 1.I’ll give you the term 2.You will have 30 seconds to discuss it with your partner 3.You will write down what you think it means 4.I will give you the answer 5.You will write down the answer exactly as it’s written (even if there are two parts) 6.Then you get to check IL if you learned it or IK if your definition is the same or very close to mine
Plagiarism To steal the words or ideas of another person and pass them off as your own To use another person’s words or ideas without giving them credit If you copy something from a website into your paper, but don’t mention the author, this is plagiarism This will result in a failing grade on your paper This will get you kicked-out of most colleges
Oh no! How do I avoid becoming a thief?! Or getting kicked out of college?! Or, worst of all, receiving a ZERO on my papers in Mrs. Kintz’ class?
Citation This is the way you tell your audience that certain quotes or ideas came from another source (paper, article, website, etc.) Why do this? It is the only way that you can use other people’s words without plagiarizing Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done It gives you more credibility and makes your ideas or reasons more convincing
Example “The collective time that Americans spend on Facebook amounts to more than 100,000 years each month” (Van Grove) WORKS CITED (goes at the end of a paper) Van Grove, Jennifer. “Americans Spend 100k Years on Facebook." Venture Beat. (2012): n. page. Web. 21 Oct. 2012. In-Text Citation
Quotation The use of another person’s words, exactly as they were said or written M ust be exactly the same as the original passage. It must match what the document says word for word and it must be cited
Example “Hey, I just met you and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me baby” –Carly Rae Jepsen “Hey, I just met you and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me maybe”
Paraphrase Information borrowed from someone else and rewritten in your own words Although you’re using your own words, the ideas are someone else's, so you have to cite the source You must include all of the same points, but change the sentence structure
Original: “ Giraffes like Acacia leaves and hay and they can consume 75 pounds of food a day.” Paraphrase: A giraffe can eat up to 75 pounds of Acacia leaves and hay everyday. (Thompson) Sample Paraphrase
1.Re-read the original passage and try to better understand its meaning. 2.Set the original aside and then rewrite the passage in your own words and sentence structure. 3.Check your re-written passage with the original to make sure that your version presents all of the most important information in the new form. 4.Check that you are not copying any part word for word. If you do, quote and appropriately cite that portion of the passage. 5.Use quotation marks to identify any term or phrase that you borrow from the original source.
Summary Process of putting the main idea of what you read into your own words, and including ONLY the important details. Summaries are much shorter than the original
Toby’s Dilema Toby had never played soccer but wanted to go out for the team in the fall. Everyone said he’d never make it since everyone else had been playing for at least 5 years. Toby decided to practice playing soccer for 3 hours every day after school and 5 hours on the weekends. 6 months later, he tried out for the team and was one of the best players on the field. The other boys didn’t even congratulate him when he made the team, they just ignored him as he walked off the field.