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Plagiarism Session 2013 AP Conference
 

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This presentation takes viewers through the definition and types of plagiarism including why people do it and ways to avoid it.

This presentation takes viewers through the definition and types of plagiarism including why people do it and ways to avoid it.

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  • Ghost writer—writer turns in someone else’s paper as his/her own Photocopy—uses significant portions of a source without alteration Potluck—writer fits together several sources but keeping most of the information the same Poor disguise—changed keywords but kept the original content virtually the same Laziness—the writer spends time on paraphrasing instead of writing original content Self—borrows from previous essays written for other classes/assignments without citation
  • Forgotten footnote—writer mentions the author but does not give enough information to find the original content Misinformer—writer purposefully provides inaccurate information making it impossible to find the original content Too-Perfect—writer forgets to use quotation marks indicating that he/she wrote the content by paraphrasing Resourceful—everything is cited—but no original work is included Perfect crime—writer cites correctly in some places but does not in other places
  • Examples--http://libraries.ucsd.edu/locations/sshl/guides/preventing-plagiarism/common-knowledge.html
  • Slides 3 & 4-- http://library.flvs.net/swf/plagiarism/plagiarism.htm

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  • Is it a problem?  In his survey of 24,000 students at 70 high schools, 64 percent of students admitted to cheating on a test, 58 percent admitted to plagiarism and 95 percent said they participated in some form of cheating, whether it was on a test, plagiarism or copying homework.  Meyer, Jeremy P. "Students' Cheating Takes a High-tech Turn." - The Denver Post. N.p., 27 May 2010. Web. 04 Aug. 2013.
  •  transitive verb  : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source  intransitive verb  : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source  "Plagiarize." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 3 Aug. 2013. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarize>.
  • The word plagiarism actually derives from the Latin word for kidnapping.  "plagiarism." Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. 03 Aug. 2013. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plagiarism>
  •  No documentation at all ◦ Ghost writer ◦ Photocopy ◦ Potluck Paper ◦ Poor Disguise ◦ Labor of Laziness ◦ Self-Stealer “Types of plagiarism.”Plagiarism.org. Accessed Aug 2, 2013. http://plagiarism.org/resources/studentmaterials Turnitin.com and Research Resources
  •  With sources cited ◦ Forgotten Footnote ◦ Misinformer ◦ Too-Perfect Paraphrase ◦ Resourceful Citer ◦ Perfect Crime “Types of plagiarism.”Plagiarism.org. Accessed Aug 2, 2013. http://plagiarism.org/resources/studentmaterials Turnitin.com and Research Resources
  • Simply, No. If it is Common Knowledge.
  • Answer 2 questions Is it widely known? Can it be found in multiple places? Examples "Common Knowledge." - The Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  •  Animated Tutorial
  • What is plagiarism?
  • Then why do they do it?
  • #10 “I can get away with it.” "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  • #9 “Everyone else is doing it.” "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  • #8 Tendency to “search” rather than “research” "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  • #7 Pressure to get good grades "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  • #6 ESL Difficulties "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  • #5 Lack of reading comprehension skills "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  • #4 Unclear criteria and expectations for assignments "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  • #3  Lack of good planning skills "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  • #1 Laziness: it’s easier and faster "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  •  Teach them about plagiarism.  Show them how to cite properly.  Require that students show actual print sources.  Try designing assignments that would make plagiarizing much more difficult.  If needed, use online sources to determine if plagiarism has occurred.
  • So…students can understand that it is important not to cheat through plagiarizing in school possibly…but what is the big deal, really???
  • Name That Tune
  • That is the first step… to preventing it.