Preventing plagiarism


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Preventing plagiarism

  1. 1. Preventing Plagiarism: Why is academic integrity such a big deal anyway? Prepared by Laurie LeFever, LMS Frazer School
  2. 2. Listen to this. Does it sound familiar? <ul><li>Guess what? I wrote it! Really! </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t believe me, do you? </li></ul><ul><li>Actually, as you all probably already know, the song “Lonely” belongs to Akon, therefore, it would be outrageous for me to take credit for it! </li></ul><ul><li>But you already knew that. Well, guess what? </li></ul><ul><li>The same rules apply to information you find when you collect information and write a paper! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Have you ever… <ul><li>Copied the ideas of another word for word without quoting or citing the source? </li></ul><ul><li>Received help on a paper that you wouldn’t want your teacher to find out about? </li></ul><ul><li>Turned in a paper written by someone else? </li></ul><ul><li>Taken credit for something that was created by someone else? </li></ul> Then you have plagiarized!
  4. 4. What is plagiarism? <ul><li>The act of presenting others’: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative expressions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… as your own. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In essence, you are stealing the property of another. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2 Types of Plagiarism: <ul><li>Intentional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copying a classmate’s work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buying/borrowing papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cutting/Pasting large amounts of text from digital resources without giving credit to author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Borrowing music, image, etc. files without giving credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing something on the web without the permission of the creator(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unintentional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Careless paraphrasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor citation/documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excessive quotation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to use your own ideas and words </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Excuses <ul><li>I won’t get caught… </li></ul>My teachers expect too much. Everyone does it! I have to get an A for… I need this grade to pass…
  7. 7. It’s a risky business: <ul><li>School Consequences: </li></ul><ul><li>Zero on assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Possible referral </li></ul><ul><li>Wasted time </li></ul><ul><li>Class failure </li></ul><ul><li>Parent contact </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment re-do? </li></ul><ul><li>Real-World Consequences: </li></ul><ul><li>Job termination </li></ul><ul><li>College entry denial or expulsion </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright infringement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawsuit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fines </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Is there anything I don’t have to cite? <ul><li>YES! You don’t have worry about: </li></ul><ul><li>Your own original ideas and… </li></ul><ul><li>Widely known facts and information, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>George Washington was our first president. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christmas is on December 25 th each year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>George W. Bush is our current president. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>O.C.C. stands for Onondaga Community College. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How do I maintain my academic integrity? <ul><li>Use quotation marks: </li></ul><ul><li>When using the exact words of an author, use quotation marks and in-text citation to give the author credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrase: </li></ul><ul><li>Re-write the author’s ideas in your own words. Use in-text citation to give the author credit for the ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize: </li></ul><ul><li>Put the main idea in your own words. Use in-text citation to give credit to the author. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a note-taking strategy and use it. </li></ul><ul><li>Document your sources of information. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Taking notes Response: my thoughts, ideas opinions about this information Notes: Key Ideas, Facts, Data, Important Quotations, etc. Main Idea Source of Info: Author, Title, Publisher, Date, URL, pages, etc. Date
  11. 11. How do I document my sources? <ul><li>MLA, APA, Footnotes, Endnotes… </li></ul><ul><li>There is a great site that will help you put together your in-text citations and works cited page. It can be found at: </li></ul><ul><li>Landmarks Citation Machine </li></ul><ul><li>( </li></ul><ul><li>Also, using the notes template will really help you gather the information you will need to maintain your academic integrity by giving creators the credit they deserve! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Credits <ul><li>Akon. “Lonely.” Trouble . Universal Records, 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Lewis, Rachel. &quot;What is plagiarism?.&quot; Library Media Center. Skaneateles High School, Skaneateles. 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>McKenzie, Jamie. Beyond Technology: Questioning, Research and the Information Literate School . Bellingham: FNO Press, 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Clipart. </li></ul><ul><li>Warlick, David. &quot;Landmarks Citation Machine.&quot; Landmarks Citation Machine . 2004. The Landmark Project. 19 Jul. 2005 http:// /) . </li></ul>