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  • 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. Do you know… • What is Plagiarism? • What is an In-Line Citation? • What is a reference list?
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. References Aristotle. Poetics. The Internet Classics Archive. 13 Sept. 2007. Web. Accessed 4 Nov. 2008. ‹http://classics.mit.edu/›. 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. The End.

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