Serious offense! Easy to avoid – all you have to do is correctly cite your sources.When we copy other people’s information, we are not learning the research skills that we might need later to succeed.
When you quote or paraphrase from one of your sources within your paper, you MUST cite your source both in-text and on your references page.
When quoting, be sure to include the page number on which you found the quote.Using another person’s exact words is acceptable AS LONG AS you use quotation marks around the quoted words and properly cite the source.
This means rephrasing the words of someone else. It is acceptable AS LONG AS the meaning is not changed and the originator is credited properly with a citation. Notice for Paraphrase examples, there is no page number.
Information Literacy Week 9: Plagiarism
Research Step #5 – Communicate the information: Plagiarism<br />INF1100 – Week 9 <br />LRC<br />
Plagiarism<br />Using someone else’s ideas, words, or research without giving proper credit. <br />
Summarize</li></li></ul><li>Quoting<br />“This difficulty could be attributed to the fact that many students failed to purchase a style manual” (Jones, 1998, p. 199).<br />If your quote is longer than 40 words, indent 5 additional spaces in both the left and right margins.<br />AND<br />If no date is found, use n.d. in its place.<br />
Paraphrasing<br />1. <br />Student achievement is partially obtained by the student focusing on desirable goals and outcomes (Miller, 2009).<br />2.<br />Miller (2009) establishes that goals and outcomes are extremely important elements in student achievement. <br />3.<br />In a 2009 article, Miller established that goals and outcomes are an important determinant of student achievement.<br />
Summarizing<br /><ul><li>Condensing a significant amount of someone else’s work into a shorter statement or paragraph.
Acceptable AS LONG AS the meaning is not changed and you give the originator proper credit with a citation.</li></li></ul><li>By the way…<br />For this class, you won’t need to use the in-text citations because we aren’t writing a full paper! <br />HOWEVER…<br />…now you know how to cite them for your other classes!<br />