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1 PLAGIARISM What it is and what you can do about it

2 Workshop Aims  To introduce the notion of plagiarism  To give students the knowledge of what considered plagiarism at BI and the consequences  To introduce students to help available at BI in avoiding plagiarism

3 This session includes…  What plagiarism is: definition and types  What happens if you’re caught  Avoiding plagiarism  Helps available at BI for you

4 php?sid=29877&newtest=Y php?sid=29877&newtest=Y (pre- test) php?sid=49674&newtest=Y php?sid=49674&newtest=Y (post-test) Part 1: What is plagiarism?

5 They share one common feature

6 Plagiarism  Plagiarism: using someone else’s ideas and passing them off as your own.  Plagiarism can be done intentionally or unintentionally. Consequences for intentional or unintentional plagiarism in this university are the same.

7 Common Types of Plagiarism PLAGIARISM The Copy Paste The Word Substitution Collusion The Translation The InsertionThe Idea Stealer Cutting and pasting sentences/ paragraphs from a book or electronic sources. Substituting some words in a sentence or paragraphs with their synonyms. Working on an assignment with a friend when it’s supposed to be individual. Submitting parts of or whole essays that have been translated into the accepted language without acknowledgement. Inserting phrases or text from a source into your own work, making it unclear which ones are your words and which ones are not. Using someone else’s ideas (although not the actual words) in your essay without acknowledgement. (Tika, 2010)

8 Why is it important to understand?  “Standing on the shoulders of a giant”  University’s moral  It also shows that:  You appreciate other people’s ideas;  You have done your assignment, not only the paper result, but the research that goes with it;  You give direction to other people who might need to trace your source. (Adiningrum, 2008)

9 What is considered plagiarism at BI?

10 Plagiarism @ BI  “Plagiarism occurs when the work of another person, or persons, is used and presented, as one’s own, unless the source of each quotation or piece of borrowed material is acknowledged with an appropriate citation. Plagiarism is a form of theft. The free exchange of ideas depends on the participants' trust that they will be given credit for their work. Everyone in an academic community must be responsible for acknowledging their use of others’ words, research results, and ideas, using the methods accepted by the appropriate academic disciplines. “ (BI Code of Conduct)

11 What things can get you into trouble? Including, but not limited to:  Copying the work of another student  Directly copying any part of another person's work  Summarizing the work of another person without acknowledgment  Using or developing an idea or thesis derived from another person's work  Using experimental results obtained by another person  Recycling your past work and re-submitting it as a new assignment  Incitement by a student of another to plagiarize

12 What will happen if you’re caught?  Your name will be shown on the ‘Wall of Shame’  You will have to go through the “Ethic Committee” hearing  Consequences range between assignment graded zero, failing the course, failing all courses in that semester, one semester suspension to expulsion of the student from BINUS  Intentional or unintentional will be treated equally

13 Sample Plagiarism (Exceeding the maximum allowable % of plagiarism as set by the University and/or Lecturer)  On homework/quiz/assignment/project  1 st offense, the homework, quiz, assignment or project will be graded 0 [zero]  2 nd offense, the student will fail the course  3 rd offense, the student will fail the course and 1 semester suspension  Mid-term exam  1 st offense, the course will be graded 0 [zero]  2 nd offense, the student will fail all the courses of the semester  3 rd offense, the student will fail all the courses of the semester and 1 semester suspension  Final exam  1 st offense, the course will be graded 0 [zero]  2 nd offense, the student will fail all the courses of the semester  3 rd offense will result in expulsion from BINUS INTERNATIONAL/BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL  Thesis  1 st offense - will result in expulsion from BINUS INTERNATIONAL/BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL

14 Avoiding Plagiarism

15 Why students plagiarize  Poor language ability – paraphrasing  Academic skills – different skills needed in international programs (note-taking, time-management)  Course related factors – difficult, boring, not relevant  Personal factors – not coping with living, part-time job, family lives  Cultural factors – plagiaristic habit

16 Some tips  Read vastly within and across your field of study – idea stealing  Read the syllabus as soon as you get it to see whether the topic is suitable to you  Start your library research as soon as possible  Use Librarian’s help  Prioritise you daily activities  Be sensitive to your friend’s feeling

17 VERY IMPORTANT SKILLS  Citation and Paraphrasing are very important skills to get you out of trouble.  Note-taking is essentials to ensure that you don’t lose track of your sources  Time management – be prepared and stay out of temptation and trouble!

18 Help available to you

19 Facilities  English Language Service (ELS)  Academic English programs  English Clinic

20 Summing Up “Plagiarism constitutes stealing and is therefore morally wrong; plagiarism is an ethical problem in which the plagiarist violates an unwritten code of conduct for students; plagiarism is a ‘borrowing’ in which ‘credit’ is left undelivered; and plagiarism is a failure to intellectualize like a member of the academy.” (Leight, 1999, p. 221)

21 References  Adiningrum, T.S. (2008). Plagiarize Like an Expert. A handbook for Indonesian students at Flinders University. Unpublished assignment.  Leight, D. (1999). Plagiarism as a metaphor. In L. Buranen & A.M. Roy (Eds.), Perspectives of Plagiarism and Intellectual Property in a Postmodern World (pp. 221-229). Albany, New York: SUNY Press.  Tika, M.A. (2010.). Plagiarism: What it is and how you can avoid it. Power point presentation.

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