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Preventing plagiarism

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