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  • 1. That means using someone else’s paper, buying a paper, using bits and pieces of other peoples work etc.

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  • Let’s brainstorm:
    • What do you think plagiarism is?
    • According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to “plagiarize” means
    • 1. to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own
    • 2. to use (another’s production) without crediting the source
    • 3. to commit literary theft
    • 4. to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source .
  • That was kind of dry, let’s see how plagiarism is described by Rutgers
  • Why do people plagiarize?
    • 1. Ethically they might not consider it wrong
    • “ No Big Deal”
  • Excuses
    • “ Hey, everybody does it!”
    • “ I didn’t have time”
    • “ I need to get a good grade”
  • I didn’t know I couldn’t do that!!
    • Ignorance is no excuse
    • Unintentional plagiarism is still cheating!!
  • Plagiarism?
  • Intentional or not – it’s still plagiarism!
    • Copying and pasting text and or graphics
    • Working with a partner on a graded assignment without the teacher’s approval
    • Turning in the same paper twice – even though you wrote it originally.
  • Most School’s Policy on Plagiarism
  • JCHS’s Policy on Plagiarism
  • How to avoid plagiarism Some definite don'ts
  • How to avoid plagiarism
    • ALWAYS give credit where credit is due – that means if you quote, paraphrase or summarize someone’s work OR ideas you must cite it.
  • When to Cite:
    • Citations
      • Every time you directly quote another’s words
      • Summarize another’s words
      • Paraphrase another’s words
      • If not, it is plagiarism and will result in a grade of 0!
  • How to cite Using MLA format
    • At the end of the sentence after a quote, paraphrase or summary:
    • (author’s last name, # of page)
        • (Grancagnolo 4)
        • Do not write “pg.” or “p”
      • ALWAYS at the very end of the sentence so a period on the outside of the parenthesis.
    • If there is no author
      • Use the next piece of information that you would put in a Works Consulted entry (usually the article title)
      • If you have more than one article with the same title, also include the next piece of information required in Works Consulted entry
  • Don’t forget a Works Consulted Page
    • Only include the sources you cited in your paper.
    • Alphabetize entries in the list of works cited by the author’s last name.
    • If the author’s name is unknown, alphabetize by the title.
  • Is this plagiarism?
    • You use someone else’s writing without putting it into quotes BUT you add the source in your bibliography?
  • Did I plagiarize when I placed cartoons in my powerpoint?
  • I want to use one of your cartoons in a class and I am based in the USA. If you are a teacher or student in the USA and wish to use the cartoons in a classroom in a non-profit school, college or university as a teaching/learning aid (and nothing outside this use) then under US "fair use" rules, you can use the low resolution images from the website free of charge as long as you credit "" as the source, although these will have a copyright mark on them. This law does not extend to Canada or other countries
  • Kids are smart. We know that. They also like to take “shortcuts”. We know that too. Teachers are busy. They need help. Introducing:
  • What is According to their website they are the #1 web based solution to help find and prevent plagiarism. How do they do that? Student submitted papers are compared to current and archived internet periodicals, journals, publications and other student papers.
    • Let’s get started.
    • How to set up a Student account
    • Go to
    • Click on New User
    • Click on Create a User Profile
    • Select Student -- Under Create a New Account
    • Enter the class id and password provided by your teacher.
    • Enter your first and last name.
  • 7. Enter your email address and password. Your password must be at least 6 characters long and contain at least one letter and one number. 8. Select a secret question and answer it. This is in case you forget your password. 9. Review the usage agreement. You must agree to sign up. You are finished!! Now you can use your account to submit papers that teachers ask you to submit to Turnitin.
  • Bibliography
    • Glenn, Cheryl and Loretta Gray. Hodges’ Harbrace Handbook. 16 th ed. Boston: Thomson, Wadsworth, 2007.
    • Harris Robert A. The plagiarism Handbook: Strategies for Preventing, Detecting
    • and dealing with Plagiarism . Los Angeles: Pyrczak. 2001.