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1 PLAGIARISM Sixth Form Induction

2 What is plagiarism? The Online Oxford English Dictionary defines PLAGIARISM as : “The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own”

3 Why Do Students Plagiarise?
Plagiarism occurs for a variety of reasons: Unintentional - Students are unaware of what plagiarism is Poor time management - Not allowing enough time to complete an assignment Not making notes Not knowing how to paraphrase or put information into ones own words Not keeping a record of sources used Not knowing how to cite information correctly

4 How is plagiarism detected?
At secondary level detection can be simply: The level of language may be very different from the students usual work Teachers know the key sources and will recognise copying Phrases can be typed into Google and they will appear, highlighted in the website used At University and College level institutions are using specialist software such as Turnitin

5 How Can we Avoid Plagiarism?
Good time management – allow enough time to research information needed to complete an assignment Record keeping – record all your sources as you use them Note making on paper– this helps to ‘make sense’ of what you are reading and makes it easier to use your own words Put direct quotes in speech marks“” and reference it clearly

6 How to avoid plagiarism (cont.)
Use your own ideas as much as you can Use other peoples ideas only to support your argument Include references in your text and make a REFERENCE LIST and BIBLIOGRAPHY at the end of your assignment DO NOT COPY and PASTE!

7 When do you need to Reference?
When directly quoting someone else's words or ideas When mentioning a theory, fact, argument or viewpoint which is attributable to someone else When using statistics, examples or case studies When paraphrasing any of the above When using images, charts or graphs either from print or online sources

8 Why do you need to reference?
It allows the reader to locate and check the information presented Shows that you have researched your subject It enables you to go back and re-check information in the original resource Shows that you have not copied someone else's work

9 penalties If you are caught plagiarising you will fail your assignment At university you could be excluded from your course You could have your qualification withheld until you have rewritten your dissertation

10 Penalties (cont.) Flickr photo by Digirebelle 2004

11 In-text citations Use these when referring to a specific work in your essay e.g.: Recent research (Smith 2011) proves that…. The full details of the work will be included at the end in your References section

12 In-text citations (cont.)
But if you are quoting directly, include the page number E.g. “Reading for pleasure is a very powerful tool” (Smith, 2011 p93) Please Note the speech marks

13 Reference list This appears at the end of your assignment and refers to all the sources you have cited in your text, e.g.: Smith, L. (2011) The importance of reading for pleasure. London. Penguin. List your references alphabetically by AUTHOR’S SURNAME then by DATE if you have used more than one work by the same author

14 bibliography This is for works you have read to prepare this assignment BUT not quoted from or cited in the text Use the same layout as for the Reference List ie: AUTHOR’S SURNAME and DATE Put your Bibliography after your Reference List

15 WEBSITES Louden-Brown, Paul (2011) Titanic: Sinking the Myths, [Online], Available: [22 Jun 2014] [2009] Titanic , [Online], Available: [28 Jun 2014]


17 STILL NOT SURE? Still not sure? the librarian is always pleased to Help

18 references University of Essex Plagiarism and How to Avoid it. (2009) Available:

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