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Honesty in Academic Writing

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How to avoid plagiarism, put things in your own words, and give credit where credit is due

How to avoid plagiarism, put things in your own words, and give credit where credit is due

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    • 1. Honesty in academic writingOr “How to avoid plagiarism, put things in your own words, and give credit where credit is due”(G re e ne , D. 2012) 1
    • 2. Thoughts, feelings, questions?How do you feel about honest academic writing? What are theconsequences?How do you feel about plagiarism? What are the consequences?Do you enjoy writing about what you learn in this class about thelinguistics of ASL? Do you have any questions about how to writeyour chapter reviews? 2
    • 3. Why cite, quote, and reference?Lends authorityShows respectTraces lineageEncourages learning 3
    • 4. Why use your own words?Demonstrates comprehensionDemonstrates synthesisHelps reader understandIt’s the law. 4
    • 5. What is plagiarism?“the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own” (New Oxford American Dictionary).h t t p:/ h a / n d s p e a k .c om /wo rd/in de x .p h p?dic t=p i&s ig nID=5371 5
    • 6. “WRITING (1h)RETRIEVE-rt PUT-palm MINE++”(Handspeak.com)“ORIGIN early 17th cent.: from Latin plagiarius ‘kidnapper’ (fromplagium ‘a kidnapping,’ from Greek plagion)” (New OxfordAmerican Dictionary). 6
    • 7. When to cite (parenthetically)After you’ve said something in your own words that you learnedfrom someone elseAfter you’ve quoted someone else’s exact words 7
    • 8. When to quote“Choice” words; e.g., “What happens when a language that was de-signed for a visual mode is used in a tactile mode?” (Collins &Petronio, 1998, p. 18)Exact language use; e.g., The sign YOU prefaced the question “Whydid the girl want to visit the seventh floor?” like so: “YOU WHYVISIT 7 FLOOR, GIRL WANT VISIT 7 FLOOR FOR++” (p. 30) 8
    • 9. Parenthetical citationsParaphrase or “Quote” (Last & Last, Year, p. #).Paraphrase or quotation immediately following previous fromsame source (p. #). 9
    • 10. Last, Init. & Last, Init. (Year). Article title. InInit. Last (Ed.) Book Title. City, ST: Publishing Company. 10
    • 11. Collins, S. & Petronio, K. (1998). What happensin tactile ASL. In C. Lucas (Ed.) Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press 11
    • 12. For further reading…American Psychological Association (APA). (2010). PublicationManual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.Paiz, M. Angeli, E., Wagner, J., et al. (n.d.). APA formatting andstyle guide. Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Retrieved fromhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/. 12