What is plagiarism?Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work or ideas  as your own
Why shouldn’t I plagiarize?  Plagiarism is fraud   •   Stealing: work belongs to someone else   •   Lying: presenting anot...
How can I avoid plagiarism?   Don’t cut and paste from a website or retype     something from a print source   Don’t use o...
Cut and Paste   Teachers check papers against online     databases that will reveal work copied from     websites   Teache...
Paraphrasing  Paraphrasing is rewriting something in your    own words  Must change words and sentence structure  Must att...
Paraphrase practice   From plagiarism.com   •   “Simply put, plagiarism is the use of anothers original       words or ide...
Using Quotes and Citations  You can use someone else’s words if you put them in    quotation marks and cite the source.  E...
Putting it Together   Use a combination of quotations and     paraphrasing in your paper   Analyze the information and inc...
And above all …ASK ME IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS!
Works Cited  “What is Plagiarism?” Plagiarism.org. Accessed    12 Dec 2010.    <http://www.plagiarism.org/learning_center/...
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Avoiding plagiarism

  1. 1. What is plagiarism?Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own
  2. 2. Why shouldn’t I plagiarize? Plagiarism is fraud • Stealing: work belongs to someone else • Lying: presenting another’s work as your own What have you learned? • Haven’t learned content • No opportunity to practice and improve writing
  3. 3. How can I avoid plagiarism? Don’t cut and paste from a website or retype something from a print source Don’t use or buy someone else’s paper Paraphrase and attribute Use quotes and citations
  4. 4. Cut and Paste Teachers check papers against online databases that will reveal work copied from websites Teachers recognize your writing and will know if it isn’t yours What should you do instead?
  5. 5. Paraphrasing Paraphrasing is rewriting something in your own words Must change words and sentence structure Must attribute information to a source
  6. 6. Paraphrase practice From plagiarism.com • “Simply put, plagiarism is the use of anothers original words or ideas as though they were your own. Any time you borrow from an original source and do not give proper credit, you have committed plagiarism and violated U.S. copyright laws.” My paraphrase: • According to plagiarism.com, plagiarism happens any time you present someone else’s work as if it was yours. If you don’t give credit to a source, it is a violation of copyright laws.
  7. 7. Using Quotes and Citations You can use someone else’s words if you put them in quotation marks and cite the source. Examples: • According to plagiarism.com, “plagiarism is the use of anothers original words or ideas as though they were your own. “ • It is a violation of copyright law to present “another’s original words or ideas as though they were your own” because it is considered plagiarism, (plagiarism.com).
  8. 8. Putting it Together Use a combination of quotations and paraphrasing in your paper Analyze the information and include your own thoughts and ideas Create a Works Cited page at the end of your paper listing all sources you used
  9. 9. And above all …ASK ME IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS!
  10. 10. Works Cited “What is Plagiarism?” Plagiarism.org. Accessed 12 Dec 2010. <http://www.plagiarism.org/learning_center/w hat_is_plagiarism.html> “What is Plagiarism?” SSS Library Research Guides. Accessed 12 Dec 2010. <http://classguides.lib.uconn.edu/content.php ?pid=50827&sid=386249>
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