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  • Plagiarism is a form of cheating. Copying and writing the ideas of others and presenting them as your own. Plagiarism is no exception and could be known as theft and should be treated as such.

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  • Plagiarism : What is plagiarism? What happens if you do it? How can you avoid it?
  • What is Plagiarism?
    • Plagiarism is a form of cheating.
    • Copying and using the ideas of others and presenting them as your own.
    Original Plagiarized
    • Buying or trading for a paper online and turning it in as your own work.
    • Plagiarism is wrong, whether it is words, ideas, or images. No exceptions, plagiarism is theft and should be treated as such.
  • Types of Plagiarism
    • Complete Plagiarism- A piece of work copied entirely from one or more sources
    • Copy and Paste- Available information off internet or electronic journals
    • Word Switch- If you copy a sentence or paragraph into your assignment and change a few words it will still be considered to be plagiarism
    • Self-plagiarism- Self-plagiarism is when you re-use your own previously written work or data in a new assignment and do not reference it appropriately
  • Complete Plagiarism : Turning in someone else’s work as your own
    • Examples:
    • Using any part of somebody else’s ideas without citing it.
    • To represent another person's writing as your own is to misrepresent your own accomplishments. This is a type of fraud or deception. “What is plagiarism” John. R Edlund
  • Copy And Paste: Online plagiarism
    • Finding information on the internet and then copying and pasting and claiming the papers as your thoughts and ideas.
    • Copy/pasting with word switching is still plagiarizing.
    • There are also on-line “paper mills“ & “cheat sites”
  • Self Plagiarism
    • YES! You can plagiarize your OWN work!
      • If you have previously submitted work for credit, you can NOT resubmit it for another assignment or program. This IS plagiarism!
      • Each assignment requires new effort/information/work to avoid accusations of plagiarism.
  • What is Wrong with Plagiarism?
    • Plagiarism is stealing
      • someone else’s words or ideas
    • Shows lack of
      • effort
      • original, creative ideas
    • Is dishonest
    • Is ILLEGAL
  • What is Wrong With Plagiarism? (cont’d)
      • Depending on the extent or nature of the plagiary committed, the plagiarist could leave themselves and/or their employer with expensive lawsuits, fines and/or jail time.
      • Plagiarism after all, is fraud and no employer would choose to hire an employee whose honesty could be brought into question .
    • Your own wording for someone else's information and ideas presented in a new form when accompanied by accurate documentation
    • This is probably the skill you will use most when incorporating sources into your writing.
    • Although you use your own words to paraphrase, you must still acknowledge the source of the information.
    • http ://www.indiana.edu/~ wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
    What is paraphrasing ?
    • Make sure you thoroughly understand your material.
    • Make sure your information is accurate.
    • During a speech, use note cards to record and cite your source.
    • Quote everything that comes directly from the source, especially when taking notes.
    • Paraphrase, but be sure you are not just rearranging or replacing a few words
      • Read over what you want to paraphrase carefully; cover up the text with your hand, or close the text so you can’t see any of it (so you aren’t tempted to use the text as a guide) then write out the idea in your own words without peeking.
      • Finally, check your paraphrase against the original text to be sure you have not accidentally used the same phrases or words, and that the information is accurate. http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
    Avoiding Unacceptable Paraphrasing
    • Quoting : Using someone else’s exact words. To safely quote someone, you must cite from who, when, and where this quote was taken.
      • Example of quoting : According to Linda A. Johnson in The Battle Creek Enquirer, October 11, 2007 “A startling study finds that kids who regularly see doctors get the right care less than half the time...”
    • “ Using another person’s phrases or sentences without putting quotation marks around them is considered plagiarism EVEN IF THE WRITER CITES IN HER OWN TEXT THE SOURCE OF THE PHRASES OR SENTENCES SHE HAS QUOTED.” (sic) http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
    Using Other’s Property
    • Common Knowledge : Facts that can be found in numerous places and are likely to be known by a lot of people. Using ‘common knowledge’ IS acceptable.
    • Example of common knowledge : John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in 1960 This is generally known information. You do not need to document this fact. http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
    • Interpretation of Facts: Using other’s information and interpreting or drawing conclusions based on that information.
    • Example of interpretation of facts : According the American Family Leave Coalition’s new book, Family Issues and Congress, President Bush’s relationship with Congress has hindered family leave legislation.
      • The idea that “Bush’s relationship with Congress has hindered family leave legislation” is not a fact but an interpretation ; consequently, you need to cite your source. http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
    Using Other’s Property
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
    • One way to avoid plagiarism is reading something and putting it into your own words
    • Another way is to credit the author of what you read and not taking credit for it
    • Using quotations is another way of avoiding plagiarism
    • At the beginning of the first sentence in which you quote, paraphrase, or summarize, make it clear that what comes next is someone else's idea
    • http ://www.writing.northwestern.edu/avoiding_plagiarism.html
    • If you are worried about being accused of plagiarism, your best defense is to…
    • Do your own work
    • Keep careful track of your sources and notes
    • Understand everything you have written
    • Finally, acknowledge those who contribute to your work
    Avoiding Plagiarism (cont’d)
  • What Happens If You Plagiarize?
      • Most secondary schools are pretty strict about plagiarism. If you get caught you can:
        • You can fail the assignment
        • Fail the class
        • End up suspended or expelled
        • The offence will be placed on your permanent student record.
  • What Happens If You Plagiarize? (cont’d)
      • Colleges can also expel students for plagiarism
          • If you get kicked out of a college it is very hard to get into another college.
        • Plagiarism is a crime! it’s considered fraud
        • You can be fined or,
        • You can go to jail!
  • How parents can help their students avoid Plagiarism
    • Encourage students to learn to write reports in their own words.
    • Help the student comprehend the material, when a student does not understand the information, copying often results.
    • Give students help in resource writing from the earliest grades.
  • Buying and Checking for Plagiarism Students can buy papers online, some sources where they can get what they need cheaply and with a certain grade are… School sucks.com 12000 papers.com Planet Papers.com ------ Teachers can find out who is copying or using these sources. If it doesn’t sound like something the student would write, they can find out from sites like: Turnitin.com Plagiarism.org the Essay Verification Engine http://canexus.org/eve ------ REMINDER: Buying papers is ILLEGAL plagiarism
  • Detection
    • If the student usually isn’t great at writing and all of a sudden they have a perfect project it may need to be checked.
    • If the students work looks patchy and thrown together, it may need to be checked.
    • If the student is known for cheating and their work looks suspicious it may need to be checked.
    • There are also websites you can use as tools to see if the writing has already been published.
  • Tips for Teachers
    • Give writing assignments that capture students' attention. If they are interested, they'll be less likely to cheat.
    • Watch the students write and ask for handwritten notes and rough drafts.
    • Teach students to use the papers on the web as resources for their own papers.
    • Show students examples of the papers, both good and bad, & teach them the difference.
  • A Different way to look at plagiarism?
    • “ Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author’s phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.”
    • ~Guy DeBord~ (French Social Reformer)
  • What is Plagiarism? Separated by Gender A. Copy and pasting someone’s information. B. Using someone’s information and ideas. C. Not Citing your sources. D. All the above. (Correct Answer)
  • Have you ever been unsure of whether you were plagiarizing?
  • Have you ever plagiarized?
  • WOULD YOU ALLOW SOMEONE TO PLAGIARIZE YOUR PAPER?
  • HAVE YOU COPIED SOMEONE ELSE’S PAPER? (BY GENDER)
  • If someone plagiarizes your work would you turn them in?
  • Do you believe that people should have negative consequences for plagiarizing things from other people?
  • Is there any circumstance in which it would be acceptable to plagiarize?
  • Would you take the risk of plagiarism on your permanent record?
    • You can get information about how to prevent plagiarism… from websites such as…
    • www.plagiarism.org/learning
    • www.virtualsalt.com
    • www.indiana.edu
    • www.northwestern.edu
    • www.historians.org
    • www.arts.ubc.ca/plagiarism
    Where you can go for Info
  • What Should We Do About Plagiarism At Marshall Alternative… ?
    • LET’S ALL MAKE A SCHOOL POLICY!