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
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
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
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
“ 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?