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  • 1. DrAndree SwansonJune 2013
  • 2.  So you are in receipt of an email letting youknow that there is some evidence ofplagiarism. This does NOT mean that you have brokenthe law. It does mean that you need to review report.
  • 3. Clear evidence of copying and pasting from
  • 4. Clear evidence of copying and pasting from
  • 5. Clear evidence of copying and pasting from www.papercamp.comThis shows a quote that was taken from Boatright (2009).1. A quote should be presented with quotation marks.2. A page number or paragraph number must be included in the citation(Boatright, 2009, p. #).3. ******* is NOT a RELIABLE SOURCE.This raises a red flag to your instructor
  • 6.  To fix these “plagiarism” issues highlightedfrom, you will need to… Rewrite and paraphrase the words that arepresented in COLOR on theTURNITIN report Properly cite what you have pulled from outsidereading material or your textbook.
  • 7.  Convince the reader that you know what youare talking about because… You have researched this from▪ reliable, academic sources▪ ProQuest▪ EBSCOHost▪ ERIC▪ Your textbook(s)▪ Your authors are experts in the field of study
  • 8.  Run every paper Review it for large chunks of color Contact your professor if you needassistance They are happy to help you. They want to help you!
  • 9.  Academic Voice -- LetYour Reader "Hear"YourVoice, Not theAuthor(s) You are to present your words, not those of others. Quotationsshould be minimal and should only be used to clearly substantiatea point that you have already made in your own words. Typically, there should be no more than one small quote per page,and that is excessive. Avoid excessive quoting by summarizingfindings in your own words... and then citing! Ultimately, for you to be successful in your academic writing, youwill need to discern when to paraphrase and when to quote.
  • 10.  When writing your paper, use your ownwords. Research your topic; incorporate what youresearched in your own words. This is called paraphrasing.Do not copy and paste anything from an outside source.Not even in your first draft!Put it in your own words and CITE IT!
  • 11. 11Source:
  • 12. 1. What is Plagiarism2. How to Recognize Plagiarism3. How to Avoid Plagiarism4. What is Common Knowledge5. Additional Resources12
  • 13. 13Avoiding Plagiarism ModuleCartoon used under Creative Commons from BLAUGH.comCartoon used under Creative Commons from
  • 14.  Using any of the below listed items withoutciting the original source is plagiarism:◦ facts, opinions, or someone else’s words◦ drawings, charts, graphics, or music Intentional Unintentional14
  • 15.  "The action or practice of taking someoneelses work, ideas, etc, and passing it off asones own; literary theft." Source: Oxford English Dictionary
  • 16. 16Avoiding Plagiarism Module
  • 17.  Review your document by answering thesequestions?◦ Did you use outside sources?◦ Are parenthetical citations (in-text) within yourdocument? Did you paraphrase? Citations should exist for EVERY paraphrase.◦ If you have a quote in your paper, do you have acitation?17
  • 18.  Dates and statisticswithout sources Change in the writing style Mentioning sources thatdo not appear on yourreference list18It is easy tospotpotentialplagiarism.
  • 19. Avoiding Plagiarism Module19Created at Image Chef
  • 20. 1. Your paper must be: in your own words or a direct quote from a specific source.2. If you take three or more consecutive words from a source,this is a quote.3. It is acceptable to use someone else’s documents as asource, if the source is… reliable, valid, paraphrased cited appropriately.20
  • 21.  Use exact quotes sparingly Summarize▪ A short restatement in your own words Paraphrase▪ An expanded summary which would follow thegeneral flow of the original work21
  • 22. Avoiding Plagiarism Module22
  • 23.  Common knowledge Information that is well-known anduncontroversial▪ GeorgeWashington▪ First President of the United States▪ Washington, D.C.▪ Capitol of the United States23
  • 24. Avoiding Plagiarism Module24
  • 25.  Avoiding Plagiarism, Purdue OWL◦ Avoiding Plagiarism, Northwestern University◦ Citing Sources andAvoiding Plagiarism, DukeUniversity◦
  • 26. Avoiding Plagiarism Module26