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  1. 1. Avoiding Plagiarism Ms. Lord (2013) Adapted from Mrs. McGowan, Teacher-Librarian (2011) Adapted from Ms. E. Hansen, QE (2006) Adapted from Ms. M. Mirka, Centennial (2004)
  2. 2. Do you know… • What is Plagiarism? • What is an In-Line Citation? • What is a reference list?
  3. 3. Getting Started… • What is Plagiarism? Plagiarism means using another’s work without giving them credit. From: Mirka, 2004, The Plagiarism Trap. Powerpoint Presentation
  4. 4. Examples of Plagiarism… • Copying and pasting text from any web site without giving credit. • Using photographs, video, or music without acknowledging the source From: Mirka, 2004, The Plagiarism Trap. Powerpoint Presentation
  5. 5. More Examples of Plagiarism… • Using another student’s or your parents’ work and claiming it as your own even with permission • Getting a research paper, story, poem, or article off the Internet • Turning in the same paper for more than one class without the permission of both teachers (this is called self-plagiarism) From: Mirka, 2004, The Plagiarism Trap. Powerpoint Presentation
  6. 6. How to Avoid Plagiarism… • Use your own words and ideas • Always give credit to the source where you have received your information – “According to The World Wildlife Fund…” – “The New York Times explains …” – “…claims Albert Einstein.” • Always explain WHY you included a quote. Tie it into your own ideas/argument. From: Mirka, 2004, The Plagiarism Trap. Powerpoint Presentation
  7. 7. Getting Started… • What is a reference list? – A reference list at the end of a paper provides the full information necessary to identify and retrieve each source. – References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper or presentation.
  8. 8. Getting Started… • What is a Citation? – A formal method of acknowledging the use of someone else’s work. • In-Line Citation? – Indicating whose work you are referencing in the body of your paper.
  9. 9. CITATIONS IN TEXT Definition In-line citations identify the source of the information used in research. In-line citations provide limited information. The reader can look at the reference list for full information. Format like this: (Author’s last name, page #). If there is no author, format like this: (“Name of Article”, page #). If it’s a website, format like this: (Website name).
  10. 10. Quotation Example… “Because N-Gen children are born with technology, they assimilate it. Adults must accommodate – a different and much more difficult learning process”_ (Tapscott, 40). (Punctuation is after in-line citation.)
  11. 11. Citation Example Johnston states that “life is hard for animal babies of all kinds, but for young reptiles, surviving their first year is especially difficult” (36).
  12. 12. Citation with no Author Many people believe that eating healthy foods can help your performance playing sports. “It is a proven fact that eating a nutritious meal prior to a game will increase performance” (Sports Nutrition 73).
  13. 13. References Go to the back of your paper, and on a SEPARATE piece of paper… •Center the word “References” at the top of the page. •Give the full information on how to access your sources, in alphabetic order, and a hanging indent. •Double-space the whole page.
  14. 14. Reference format Format like this for a book: Last name, First name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Print. Format like this for a magazine or newspaper: Last name, First name. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine or Newspaper. Day Month Year: pages. Print.
  15. 15. Reference format Format like this for a website: Last name, First name. Name of Site. Name of organization that created the site, Date of resource creation. Web. Date of Access. Format like this for a personal interview: Last name, First name. Personal Interview. Date of Interview.
  16. 16. References Aristotle. Poetics. The Internet Classics Archive. 13 Sept. 2007. Web. Accessed 4 Nov. 2008. ‹›. Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov. 2003. Web. Accessed 10 May 2006. "MLA Formatting and Style Guide." The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 4 Apr. 2010. Web. Accessed 20 July 2010.
  17. 17. The End.