What is Plagiarism?
• "Plagiarism means using another's work without
giving credit. Whenever you quote or base your
ideas on another person's work, you must
document the source you used. Even when you
do not quote directly from another work, if reading
that source contributed to the ideas presented in
your paper, you must give the authors proper
Source: “Citing Sources.” University of California Berkeley Library. Web. 28
April 2010. <
Types of Plagiarism
Source: “What is Plagiarism?” Plagiarism.org. Web. 29 April 2010.
• An indicator provides a reliable way of measuring
achievement and monitoring performance.
• Indicators for measuring achievement on this
• Have I provided original thoughts and ideas?
• Are all my sources cited properly?
Citing Sources as an
Indicator of Your Grade
87.4 107.7 160.6
Avg. Grade for Not Citing
Avg. Grade for Works
Cited but No In-Text
Avg. Grade for Works
Cited and In-Text Citation
Source: 2009-2010 Semester II English 9 Students.
Grades. Shakespeare Research Project. Compiled
by M. Torrise and J. Mahmoud. 28 April 2010.
Possible Points 190
What We Found
Plagiarized Did Not Plagiarize
Source: 2009-2010 Semester II English 9
Students. Grades. Shakespeare Research
Project. Compiled by M. Torrise and J. Mahmoud.
28 April 2010.
Total Number of Assignments Graded: 83
Academic Dishonesty Policy
from WHS Handbook
• Academic dishonesty, cheating, and plagiarism are serious
matters that challenge each student’s goal of being
• Copying computer internet materials or software without
proper documentation or in violation of copyright law.
• Summarizing material without acknowledging the
• Representing the work of someone else as one’s own
• Obtaining or accepting a copy of a test or answers to a test.
• Copying another student’s homework or test answers; or
providing work or answers to another student.
• Students who engage in such dishonesty may be penalized
by receiving a grade of “0” for the assignment. Repeated
offenses could result in a grade of “F” for the course.
• WC = Works Cited
• DS = Double Spaced
• IN = Indent
• ALPHA = Alpha Order
• MLA = MLA Format
• OR = Components in
• PC = Punctuation
• IT = In Text Citation
• PL = Plagiarism
• CP = Cut and Paste
• WS = Word Smith
Definitions of Types of
1. "The Ghost Writer.” The writer turns in another's work, word-for-word, as his or her own.
2. "The Photocopy.” The writer copies significant portions of text straight from a single source,
3. "The Potluck Paper. “ The writer tries to disguise plagiarism by copying from several different
sources, tweaking the sentences to make them fit together while retaining most of the
4. "The Poor Disguise.” 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.
5. "The Labor of Laziness.“ The writer takes the time to paraphrase most of the paper from
other sources and make it all fit together, instead of spending the same effort on original
6. "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.
Source: “What is Plagiarism?” Plagiarism.org. Web. 29 April 2010. <http://www.plagiarism.org>