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  • 1. Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Sources BEN LIKIS AND ANA MORAL
  • 2. What is plagiarism? Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s words and ideas without crediting them as a source
  • 3. Example of Plagiarism The Syrian civil war, also known as the Syrian uprising or Syrian crisis, is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Ba’ath government and those seeking to oust it.
  • 4. Why?
  • 5. Another Example Source: “Unless steps are taken to provide a predictable and stable energy supply in the face of growing demand, the nation may be in danger of sudden power losses or even extended blackouts, thus damaging our industrial and information-based economies.” (John Doe, 1999, p.231) Inadequate paraphrase: Doe (1999) recommends that the government take action to provide a predictable and stable energy supply because of constantly growing demand. Otherwise, we may be in danger of losing power or even experiencing extended blackouts. These circumstances could damage our industrial and information-based economy. (p.231).
  • 6. What is wrong with plagiarism? Stealing someone else’s intellectual property Cheating Results in a failing grade
  • 7. Types of Plagiarism Intentional   Copying a friend’s homework assignment Copying word for word from an electronic or print source Unintentional   Careless paraphrasing Forgetting to cite a source
  • 8. Avoiding Plagiarism Quote or paraphrase your sources Always cite your sources!
  • 9. Paraphrasing Sources Rephrasing an author’s thoughts in your own words  You must also cite your source
  • 10. Example Source “Meanwhile, hyperinflation is rampant, as the Syrian pound has dropped to one-sixth its prewar value, and foreign currency reserves are estimated to be between $2 and $5 billion, down from $18 billion. The regime now relies on credit lines extended by its few remaining allies: Iran, Russia, and China.” (Council on Foreign Relations)
  • 11. Example Paraphrase The hyperinflation in Syria caused by the civil war is perhaps best exemplified by the Syrian pound plummeting to one-sixth of its prewar value. The Syrian government relies on financial support from Iran, Russia, and China, its only remaining allies. (Council on Foreign Relations.)
  • 12. Paraphrase and Cite “The conflict today has become a bloody nationwide civil war, with no end in sight, and the numbers are stark. More than 70,000 Syrians have died, according to UN estimates [in February], and some experts warn the numbers could be even higher. One million Syrian refugees are being assisted by the UN. Two million children face malnutrition, disease and severe trauma, according to a report released by Save the Children.” (PBS)
  • 13. Paraphrase and Cite “President Obama has steadfastly opposed arming Syrian rebels out of concern that the weapons could fall into the wrong hands, such as [terrorist] groups on the ground. But in a shift from earlier policy, the U.S. announced [in February] that it will provide direct assistance to the rebels, including 200,000 ready-to-eat meals…and assistance with education and sanitation services in rebel-controlled areas.” (PBS)
  • 14. Paraphrase and Cite “Last month a UN panel accused both sides of committing massacres of civilians and combatants… and warned that ‘the destructive dynamics of the civil war not only have an impact on the civilian population but are also tearing apart the country’s complex social fabric, jeopardizing future generations and undermining peace and security in the entire region.’” (PBS)
  • 15. Global Classrooms Survey Do you have any interest in attending the Global Classrooms Conference(s) in Madrid? Why, or why not? Who would you like to work with? Who would you work well with? Who wouldn’t you like to work with? Which of the following skills will Global Classrooms help you improve the most?  English fluency, debate, public speaking, research, writing, teamwork, etc.