Plagiarism vs. Cheating

What is the difference?
What is cheating?
Cheating is getting
unauthorized help on
an assignment, quiz
or exam
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism:
The act of
presenting
another’s work
or ideas as
your own.
Types of Plagiarism
• Fraud (intentional deception)
• Failure to cite information
• Failure to quote
“”
Intentional or Not?
• Unintentional plagiarism can be:
– Patch-writing (using sections of writing copied from a
variety of...
Intentional plagiarism is:
Buying
or
Copying
Papers
Term Paper Mills
•
•
•
•
•

http://www.freeessay.com
http://www.termpapersites.com
http://www.essayland.com
http://www.che...
A Few Recent Headlines
about

Plagiarism
& Cheating
First PostTop NRI doctor
quits after admitting
plagiarism
Press Trust of
India, India - Oct 23,
2008
Raj Persaud, the
cele...
Canada opposition party accuses PM of
plagiarism
The Associated Press - Sep 30, 2008
Australian economist John Kunkel, who...
Young Harvard author's book
deal canceled
Jon Bon
Jovi Being
Sued For
$400
Billion For
Plagiarism
of a song’s
lyrics
Why do
people
plagiarize

?
1) Laziness: it’s easier and faster
2) “Why reinvent the wheel?"
3) Lack of good planning skills
4) Unclear criteria and expectations for 
assignments
5) Lack of reading comprehension skills
6) ESL Difficulties
7) Pressure to get good grades
8) Tendency to "search" rather than "research" 
9) “Everyone else is doing it.”
10) “I can get away with it.”
What can you do?
Be organized!
• Be well-informed about all
major research projects
• Check your agenda on a daily
basis
• Set realistic go...
• When in doubt, ask your teacher
Plan Ahead
•
•
•
•

Prioritize your time
Plan the research assignment
Read and interpret information
Take brief notes
Create a Bibliography
• Make sure you:
– Immediately records all Internet sources used
(including photos and audio files)
...
Research Process
– Use the Big6
– Start with reference sources (both
print and online encyclopedias)
– Then move on to the...
Rutgers University on Plagiarism
• http://www.ceth.rutgers.edu/douglass/sa
l/plagiarism/intro.html
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  1. 1. Plagiarism vs. Cheating What is the difference?
  2. 2. What is cheating?
  3. 3. Cheating is getting unauthorized help on an assignment, quiz or exam
  4. 4. What is Plagiarism?
  5. 5. Plagiarism: The act of presenting another’s work or ideas as your own.
  6. 6. Types of Plagiarism • Fraud (intentional deception) • Failure to cite information • Failure to quote
  7. 7. “”
  8. 8. Intentional or Not? • Unintentional plagiarism can be: – Patch-writing (using sections of writing copied from a variety of sources, linked together with additional sentences. This is considered plagiarism unless all directly quoted text is indicated ) – Failing to cite a source (Bibliography) – Failing to use quotation marks
  9. 9. Intentional plagiarism is: Buying or Copying Papers
  10. 10. Term Paper Mills • • • • • http://www.freeessay.com http://www.termpapersites.com http://www.essayland.com http://www.cheater.com http://www.schoolbytes.com
  11. 11. A Few Recent Headlines about Plagiarism & Cheating
  12. 12. First PostTop NRI doctor quits after admitting plagiarism Press Trust of India, India - Oct 23, 2008 Raj Persaud, the celebrity doctor, who admitted plagiarism at a GMC hearing in June, has stepped down as a consultant psychiatrist.
  13. 13. Canada opposition party accuses PM of plagiarism The Associated Press - Sep 30, 2008 Australian economist John Kunkel, who served as Howard's speechwriter from 20042007, said plagiarism in speechwriting is not uncommon in any political ...
  14. 14. Young Harvard author's book deal canceled
  15. 15. Jon Bon Jovi Being Sued For $400 Billion For Plagiarism of a song’s lyrics
  16. 16. Why do people plagiarize ?
  17. 17. 1) Laziness: it’s easier and faster
  18. 18. 2) “Why reinvent the wheel?"
  19. 19. 3) Lack of good planning skills
  20. 20. 4) Unclear criteria and expectations for  assignments
  21. 21. 5) Lack of reading comprehension skills
  22. 22. 6) ESL Difficulties
  23. 23. 7) Pressure to get good grades
  24. 24. 8) Tendency to "search" rather than "research" 
  25. 25. 9) “Everyone else is doing it.”
  26. 26. 10) “I can get away with it.”
  27. 27. What can you do?
  28. 28. Be organized! • Be well-informed about all major research projects • Check your agenda on a daily basis • Set realistic goals for finishing assignments
  29. 29. • When in doubt, ask your teacher
  30. 30. Plan Ahead • • • • Prioritize your time Plan the research assignment Read and interpret information Take brief notes
  31. 31. Create a Bibliography • Make sure you: – Immediately records all Internet sources used (including photos and audio files) – Record the access date • Check the SIS Library website for further information regarding bibliographies (select: Citing sources)
  32. 32. Research Process – Use the Big6 – Start with reference sources (both print and online encyclopedias) – Then move on to the recommended websites – Only when these resources have been exhausted, then try "googling".
  33. 33. Rutgers University on Plagiarism • http://www.ceth.rutgers.edu/douglass/sa l/plagiarism/intro.html

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