Plagiarism & APA Format           A Brief Tutorial
Plagiarism Consequences:You will be given a zero  for plagiarized work.You can be dropped from  the course.You can be expe...
Plagiarism Is:   a. Representing the ideas, expressions, or    materials of another without due credit.   b. Paraphrasin...
Sounds scary, doesn’t it?                     But it doesn’t have to                      be if you know how to          ...
But, how do we give credit where credit isdue?   Always cite your sources in the body of the    report.   Always create ...
Avoid Plagiarism Always:   To avoid plagiarism, you must cite your    sources within the body of your paper and    create...
So, how do we do that?                    By using APA format                     to add in-text citations               ...
It is easier than it sounds! For paraphrased material, justdo the following:   Cite the author in the body of the text wh...
For in-text citations after a quotation, just do thefollowing:   Cite the author after every direct quote you include in ...
Reference Page   Your reference page belongs at the end of your    paper, but before an Appendix if you have included    ...
Wrong1.   http://www.wronganswer.com2.   http://www.neverdo.com3.   http://www.bigtrouble.com4.   http://www.bigfatzero.co...
CorrectCox, A.M. (2000). Study shows colleges dependence    on their part-time instructors. The Chronicle of Higher Educat...
Was that so hard?   Just follow those    simple rules and you    will never get into any    trouble!   And remember, whe...
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  1. 1. Plagiarism & APA Format A Brief Tutorial
  2. 2. Plagiarism Consequences:You will be given a zero for plagiarized work.You can be dropped from the course.You can be expelled from school.
  3. 3. Plagiarism Is: a. Representing the ideas, expressions, or materials of another without due credit. b. Paraphrasing or condensing ideas from another person’s work without proper citation. c. Failing to document direct quotations and paraphrases with proper citation.
  4. 4. Sounds scary, doesn’t it?  But it doesn’t have to be if you know how to avoid it!  And the best way to avoid plagiarism is to give credit where credit is due!
  5. 5. But, how do we give credit where credit isdue? Always cite your sources in the body of the report. Always create a reference page. Always use quotation marks when quoting.
  6. 6. Avoid Plagiarism Always: To avoid plagiarism, you must cite your sources within the body of your paper and create a properly formatted reference page. Even if you paraphrase from a source, you still must cite – you are borrowing someone else’s ideas, so you must give him/her credit!
  7. 7. So, how do we do that?  By using APA format to add in-text citations and a reference page at the end.
  8. 8. It is easier than it sounds! For paraphrased material, justdo the following: Cite the author in the body of the text where you use the source information. Use the author’s last name and the copyright date (Peterson, 2010). If the source is online without a copyright date, use the retrieval date (Peterson, 2010). If the source does not have an author, use a word from the title (“Report,” 2010). When in doubt, cite!
  9. 9. For in-text citations after a quotation, just do thefollowing: Cite the author after every direct quote you include in your paper. “Use the author’s last name, the copyright date, and the page number” (Peterson, 2010, p. 5). “If the source is online without a copyright date, use the retrieval date” (Peterson, 2010, p. 5). “If the source does not have an author, use a word from the title” (“Report,” 2010, p. 5). Don’t use more than three quoted sentences per page of text.
  10. 10. Reference Page Your reference page belongs at the end of your paper, but before an Appendix if you have included one. For APA format, title your reference page, References. Place the title, References, at the center of the page, two spaces below the header. Format each reference according to APA guidelines. Do not EVER make a list of website addresses and use that as a reference page!
  11. 11. Wrong1. http://www.wronganswer.com2. http://www.neverdo.com3. http://www.bigtrouble.com4. http://www.bigfatzero.com5. http://www.failinggrade.com
  12. 12. CorrectCox, A.M. (2000). Study shows colleges dependence on their part-time instructors. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 47, A12-A14.Hrebiniak, L.G., and Alutto, J.A. (2005). Personal and role-related factors in the development of organizational commitment. Administrative Science Quarterly, 17, 555-572.McCain, T., & Jukes, I. (2001). Windows on the future: Education in the age of technology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.McCracken, H. (2005). The importance of learning communities in motivating and retaining on-line learners. Motivating & Retaining Adult Learners Online, 1. Retrieved Sep 29, 2005, from http://www.geteducated.com/books/motivatingstudents.asp.
  13. 13. Was that so hard? Just follow those simple rules and you will never get into any trouble! And remember, when in doubt, cite!

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