ANDRES GARCIAProject Worksheet - Plagiarism and Research Paper ScavengerHuntInstructions: This worksheet project is intended for students interested in writing a researchpaper on how to avoid plagiarism and was created for my EDTECH 502-The Internet forEducators Class.There are five hunts and ten answers to search for to complete this worksheet. Answer allquestions using the information from the linked web sites and record your answers on thisworksheet.Hunts One-Four: Plagiarism.org: http://www.plagiarism.org/Answer the following questions using this worksheet:Hunt One: The Real Meaning of Plagiarism 1. There are many definitions of plagiarism, but what is the down-to-earth definition of plagiarism? Answer: Plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterward.Hunt Two: Facts of Plagiarism 2. What are some of the factors attributed to someone who plagiarizes in their research paper? Answer: Turning in someone elses work as your own; Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit; Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks; Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation; Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit; Copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not.Hunt Three: Sources Cited and Not Cited 3. What fact was discovered regarding students’ notion about plagiarizing their papers? Answer: A poll conducted by US News and World Report found that 90% of students believe that cheaters are either never caught or have never been appropriately disciplined. 4. What is the term for someone who uses their previous work in their new research paper? Answer: The Self-Stealer The writer borrows generously from his or her previous work, violating policies concerning the expectation of originality adopted by most academic institutions. 5. What is someone referred to who provides invalid data about their sources? Answer: The Misinformer The writer provides inaccurate information regarding the sources, making it impossible to find them.
6. If someone uses the necessary content of their source, but changes important information to disguise their source, it is known as what? Answer: The Poor Disguise Although the writer has retained the essential content of the source, he or she has altered the papers appearance slightly by changing key words and phrases.Hunt Four: Citing Sources 7. If your sources are of major significance to your ideas how should you cite the source? Answer: First, you have to think about how you want to identify your sources. If your sources are very important to your ideas, you should mention the author and work in a sentence that introduces your citation. If, however, you are only citing the source to make a minor point, you may consider using parenthetical references, footnotes, or endnotes.Hunt Five: Plagiarism and Research PapereHow: How to Avoid Plagiarism in a Research Paper http://www.ehow.com/how_9265_avoid-plagiarism-research.html 1. What should you be careful to avoid when writing your research paper? Answer: Be careful not to plagiarize a fellow students work accidentally. The best way to avoid this is not to read your colleagues work. 2. What consequences could you encounter if you plagiarized in your research paper? Answer: Plagiarism is a serious academic crime that could get you expelled from school. Its also easy to commit by accident if youre not careful. 3. If your rewritten work is comparable to your source this is known as what? Answer: Paraphrase with care. Since copyright law protects the expression of an idea, you may be accused of plagiarism if your rewritten version is too similar to the original.