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1 Plagiarism Students Will Be Able To: 1)Describe Plagiarism 2)Recognize Plagiarism

2 What is Plagiarism? To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own To use (another's production) without crediting the source To commit literary theft To present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.

3 Facts about Plagiarism A study by The Center for Academic Integrity found that almost 80% of college students admit to cheating at least once. According to a survey by the Psychological Record 36% of undergraduates have admitted to plagiarizing written material. A poll conducted by US News and World Reports found that 90% of students believe that cheaters are either never caught or have never been appropriately disciplined.

4 Facts about Plagiarism The State of Americans: This Generation and the Next (Free Press, July 1996) states that 58.3% of high school students let someone else copy their work in 1969, and 97.5% did so in 1989. A national survey published in Education Week found that 54% of students admitted to plagiarizing from the internet; 74% of students admitted that at least once during the past school year they had engaged in "serious" cheating; and 47% of students believe their teachers sometimes choose to ignore students who are cheating.

5 Can words and ideas really be stolen? According to U.S. law, the answer is yes.

6 Which of the following is considered Plagiarism? 1.Turning in someone else's work as your own 2.Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit 3.Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks 4.Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation 5.Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit 6.Copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not

7 True or False? If you cite your source (list as a reference) in your written work than it is not plagiarism

8 Types of Plagiarism 1)Sources not cited Example: Although the writer has retained the essential content of the source, he or she has altered the paper's appearance slightly by changing key words and phrases. 2)Sources cited (but still plagiarism) Example: The writer properly cites a source, but neglects to put in quotation marks text that has been copied word-for-word, or close to it. Although attributing the basic ideas to the source, the writer is falsely claiming original presentation and interpretation of the information.

9 Your assignment: 1.Go to kimberlyfleming’s groupshare folder 2.Open the “Plagiarism Activities” Power Point and follow directions. 3.Sign the “Plagiarism Training” hand-out

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