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Plagiarism WHAT IS IT?
Plagiarism is the use or closeimitation of the language and thoughts of another author without proper citation.
Why should youNEVER plagiarize?
PlagiarismNOT ETHICALLY CORRECT ACADEMIC POLICY If you did not conduct the It is against academic policy to research and/or develop the plagiarize. Thus, students who theories, it is only fair to give are caught plagiarizing will becredit to the person(s) who took subject to disciplinary action, the time to research, write and which may include a failingpublish the work you are using. grade, suspension or expulsion.
HOW DO YOU AVOID PLAGIARISM?
Plagiarism• Put quotation marks around words directly taken from published sources OR Put the information taken from a published material in your own words (paraphrasing)• Always use citation when quoting from or paraphrasing from published sources
WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE CITED?
APA Citation CITED NOT CITED1. A thought, idea, theory or direct quote taken from a published work2. Unfamiliar/obscure facts Common Knowledge3. Research Do Not Copy Organizational structure of a published work.
Reference Manuals Publication manual of the American Psychological Association BF76.7 .P83 2010MLA handbook for writers of research papers LB2369 .G53 2009
There are two parts to citing resources.
MLA CitationIN TEXT CITATION REFERENCE LIST Brief citations that are Placed at the end of placed within the text of your paper, the your paper, which point out where specific reference list showsthoughts, research, ideas, which exact resources theories and quotes are were used to develop taken from. your paper.
MLA In-Text Citation
MLA In-Text Citation Forma(Author’s last name, pg #) t
MLA In-Text Citation
MLA Works Cited Creating an MLA citation 1. Identify the publication type of the source you need to cite 2. Follow formatting instructions for that source
Example: Book by one author First name. Title of Book: Subtitle.Author Last name, City of publication: Publisher, Year. Print.Krakauer, John. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith. New York: Doubleday, 2003. Print.
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