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    • 1. Understanding &Understanding & Avoiding PlagiarismAvoiding Plagiarism ESOL 51ESOL 51 Fall 2007Fall 2007 Adapted from www.plagiarism.orgAdapted from www.plagiarism.org
    • 2. What is plagiarism?What is plagiarism? ►Stealing someone’s words or ideas.Stealing someone’s words or ideas. ►Pretending that someone’s words or ideasPretending that someone’s words or ideas are your own.are your own. ►Using someone’s words or ideas withoutUsing someone’s words or ideas without giving credit.giving credit. ►Incorrectly using quotations & paraphrases.Incorrectly using quotations & paraphrases. ►In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud.In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else'sIt involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.work and lying about it afterward.
    • 3. Question for DiscussionQuestion for Discussion ►What are the consequences for cheatingWhat are the consequences for cheating and/or plagiarism in your native country orand/or plagiarism in your native country or previous school?previous school?
    • 4. Consequences of PlagiarismConsequences of Plagiarism ►Read p. 106-108 of your student handbookRead p. 106-108 of your student handbook & planner to understand more about how& planner to understand more about how plagiarism and academic dishonesty isplagiarism and academic dishonesty is handled at MCTC.handled at MCTC. ►Consequences range from a warning toConsequences range from a warning to expulsion from the college.expulsion from the college.
    • 5. What happens if I suspect you ofWhat happens if I suspect you of plagiarism?plagiarism? ►I will ask you to come to my office visit toI will ask you to come to my office visit to discuss why I suspect plagiarism.discuss why I suspect plagiarism. ►If I determine you have not plagiarized, I willIf I determine you have not plagiarized, I will help you clarify your writing and explain howhelp you clarify your writing and explain how to avoid plagiarism in the future.to avoid plagiarism in the future. ►If I determine that you have plagiarized, IIf I determine that you have plagiarized, I will submit a report to Judicial Affairs andwill submit a report to Judicial Affairs and you will receive a zero on the assignment.you will receive a zero on the assignment.
    • 6. The second time you plagiarize:The second time you plagiarize: ►I will submit a second report to JudicialI will submit a second report to Judicial Affairs. The Judicial Affairs committee andAffairs. The Judicial Affairs committee and the dean will review the report and takethe dean will review the report and take appropriate action. This could includeappropriate action. This could include probation or suspension from the college.probation or suspension from the college. ►You will automatically receive a NC (NoYou will automatically receive a NC (No Credit) in this course.Credit) in this course.
    • 7. How to Avoid PlagiarismHow to Avoid Plagiarism ►Talk to your teacher.Talk to your teacher. ►Be honest. If you use outside sources, tellBe honest. If you use outside sources, tell your reader where you got your information.your reader where you got your information. ►Be careful. Sometimes plagiarism isBe careful. Sometimes plagiarism is unintentional.unintentional. ►Know how to paraphrase and quote correctly.Know how to paraphrase and quote correctly. ►When in doubt, cite your source.When in doubt, cite your source.
    • 8. Citing SourcesCiting Sources ►In college writing classes, you will writeIn college writing classes, you will write research papers that useresearch papers that use outside sources.outside sources. ►When you use an outside source, it is yourWhen you use an outside source, it is your responsibility to tell the reader where theresponsibility to tell the reader where the information is from.information is from. ►AA citationcitation gives the reader information aboutgives the reader information about the outside source. You must providethe outside source. You must provide enough information so the reader can findenough information so the reader can find the source on his own.the source on his own.
    • 9. Example of a CitationExample of a Citation Raimes, A.Raimes, A. Grammar Troublespots: A GuideGrammar Troublespots: A Guide for Student Writers.for Student Writers. 33rdrd Edition. CambridgeEdition. Cambridge University Press. 2004University Press. 2004
    • 10. Quotations & ParaphrasesQuotations & Paraphrases ►AA quotationquotation is when you use the author’sis when you use the author’s exact words. Put the exact words inexact words. Put the exact words in quotation marks.quotation marks. ►AA paraphraseparaphrase is when you use YOUR wordsis when you use YOUR words to summarize what the author said.to summarize what the author said.

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