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I. WHAT IT IS II. HOW TO RECOGNIZE IT III. HOW TO AVOID IT STUDENTS LECTURERS IV. WHY WE SHOULD AVOID IT V. THE PENALTIES / CONSEQUENCES
WHAT IT IS * words, opinion, thoughts, products, information, findings/results,project, paper etc..... (both spoken or written) ** assignments, project papers, thesis/dissertation, research, proposals, test/examination paper etc..... *** no citation, acknowledgement, referencing etc. Using other people’s ideas* in your work** without crediting*** them Using other people’s ideas* in your work** without crediting*** them
HOW TO RECOGNIZE IT Plagiarism has many faces When you : 1 take, use, steal, produce or pass off another person’s thoughts, writings, ideas and inventions 2 present as new and original an idea or product that you buy or obtain from an existing source 3 quote, paraphrase, or borrow large portions of the original work
4 summarize an author's works in your paper 5 download, photocopy, copy, cut and paste a paper or section thereof from the Internet 6 insert or substitute or change phrases and parts of an original text in your work YOU ARE ACTUALLY COMMITTING THE ACTS OF PLAGIARISM IF……… 7 translate an original text or parts of it
YOU DON’T QUOTE, CITE, GIVE CREDIT, OR ACKNOWLEDGE THE ORIGINAL SOURCE CORRECTLY AND PROPERLY (EXAMPLES : PUT PROPER QUOTATION MARKS FOR DIRECT SPEECHES, USE FOOTNOTES, MAKE REFERENCES ETC.)
HOW TO AVOID IT Intentional or unintentional, plagiarism is still plagiarism and thus must be avoided STUDENT Use proper quotation marks / citation Acknowledge and give credit to the author appropriately Take careful notes where you get your information from Never copy from others. Develop the habit of writing in your own words with your own thoughts. Be original. Inculcate good values in you. Never claim credit when it’s not yours. Be honest! Check your work before submitting Ask your lecturers when you have questions regarding plagiarism. They are the best people to help. Learn to differentiate original ideas from researched information Ensure that your submission is free from plagiarism. Otherwise you may be penalised.
LECTURER Provide clear definition of plagiarism Educate students on what constitutes plagiarism Inform students that there are now devices that can detect plagiarism ( eg. Turnitin.com) Design assignments, projects and evaluation situations that discourage or inhibit plagiarism. You may ask the students to : (a) keep you updated with the progress and process of their work. Ask for an outline and check their drafts (b) ask them for the sources they use and compare their work with these sources (c) create assignments that demand students to provide self analysis, discussion, and primary source of information Always remind students of the consequences / penalties of committing plagiarism LECTURERS ARE THE KEY PERSONS WHO HAVE THE CAPACITY TO LESSEN IF NOT ELIMINATE PLAGIARISM.
WHY WE SHOULD AVOID IT because it is wrong MORALLY and LEGALLY............ and has become A GLOBAL CANCER theftunethicalmisconductunfair violation of regulations cheatingdishonesty intellectual infringement undermining
And the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w( peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said : “..... lying leads to immorality and immorality leads to Hellfire. A man will keep telling lies and striving to tell lies until he is recorded with Allah s.w.t as a liar... Narrated by al-Bukhari, 5629, Muslim, 4719 “ He who cheats us does not belong to us.” Anyone who cheats really commits a sin and he who helps him cheating also shares in the blame. “..... “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation ” Herman Melville
OBE WHAT IF STUDENTS GET GOOD GRADES WITH PLAGIARISED WORK...? and graduate…. and go scot free……. IN UiTM, ASSIGNMENTS ARE CENTRAL/PARAMOUNT IN MEASURING STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENTS
THE CONSEQUENCES YOUR CREDIBILITY, MORALITY AND DIGNITY ARE AT STAKE AS YOU ARE NOT THE TRUE REFLECTION OF THE GRADE YOU HAVE OBTAINED YOU TARNISH NOT ONLY YOUR IMAGE BUT YOUR INSTITUTION’S TOO YOUR CAREER MIGHT UNFOLD
Education is built on trust; BUT IF TRUST IS BROKEN, the entire field faces a credibility crisis. The bottomline : 1.GIVE CREDIT WHEN CREDIT IS DUE 2.PRODUCE AN ORIGINAL WORK Be proud of being authentic!
THE PENALTIES / CONSEQUENCES A FAIL GRADE for your work SUSPENSION of your academic session EXPULSION from the University WITHDRAWAL / REVOCATION of your Degree COMMITTING PLAGIARISM IS A RISK
UiTM takes serious view of plagiarism. In 2010, 3 students were found guilty of plagiarism. One student was expelled and two were suspended for a semester. (IPSIS, UiTM) In 2010, 3 students were found guilty of plagiarism. One student was expelled and two were suspended for a semester. (IPSIS, UiTM)
Any one of these penalties greatly affects a student’s future. He loses his trust and credibility, not only among teachers and instructors but also among his fellow students.
To sum up…… PLAGIARISM UNDERMINES ACADEMIC INTEGRITY PLAGIARISM MUST NOT BE TOLERATED PLAGIARISM MUST BE STOPPED AT ALL COST
To sum up…… Because it is a threat to Academic innovators Thus, there’s great urgency to solve the problem Prevention of plagiarism should be everybody’s concern
Say NO to PLAGIARISM Do you want to be remembered as a CHEATER ???
For more information on plagiarism visit the following websites: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_plagiar.html (Avoiding Plagiarism) http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_plagiar.html http://www.albany.edu/teachingandlearning/tlr/teaching_ resources/prevention.shtml (Can Cheating and Plagiarism be Prevented?) http://www.albany.edu/teachingandlearning/tlr/teaching_ resources/prevention.shtml http://www.wpacouncil.org/node/9 (Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism) http://www.wpacouncil.org/node/9 http://www.netknowhow.ca/NKHPLoverview.html (Plagiarism) http://www.netknowhow.ca/NKHPLoverview.html http://www.plagiarism.org/ (Plagiarism in the Digital Age) http://www.plagiarism.org/ http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml (Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It)