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This presentation defines plagiarism, its consequences, and what can be done to avoid it.

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    • Plagiarism
      • Real Case Scenarios
      • What is Plagiarism?
      • Why It Matters
      • What are the consequences?
      • Avoiding Plagiarism
      Kristy Padron
      Assistant University Librarian
      FAU Libraries
      kpadron@fau.edu
    • Real Case Scenarios
      • A famous musician is being sued for using the musical arrangement from another song.
      • A reporter for a news organization was accused of making up information in many of his news stories.
      • For a poetry project, my classmate copied rap lyrics and told the instructor he wrote them.
      What do these scenarios have in common?
    • What is Plagiarism?
      Anytime anyone uses the work of someone else and passes it off as his or her own.
      “Work” in a college setting may be (but not limited to):
      Papers and Writing Assignments
      Facts or Information
      Research, Experiments and Data
      Poetry, Music, and Other Creative Works
    • Why Does It Matter?
      Proper Attribution: when a person receives credit and recognition for their ideas.
      General Structure of Research: people who read an intellectual work will see where the author got his or her information.
      In college assignments, most professors and instructors will require you to document your sources of information and who had the original idea.
    • What are the consequences of plagiarism?
      In College or a University:
      A failing grade for the assignment
      A low grade for the class
      Suspension or expulsion
      At Work:
      Disciplinary Action
      Job Loss
      Damaged Reputation
      Lawsuits (and expensive, at that!)
      Dean of Students
      BOSS
    • How to Avoid Plagiarism
      ALWAYS CITE SOURCES. It’s better to over-cite than the opposite.
      USE THE CORRECT CITATION AS DEFINED BY A STYLE GUIDE.
      Commonly Used Guides:
      • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
      • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
      MAINTAIN A THOROUGH BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ALL SOURCES USED.
    • DO NOT CUT AND PASTE unless you do ALL of the following:
      Cite your sources and provide proper acknowledgement.
      Use your style guide’s format for copied information (use quotations, indentations, or whatever it dictates); AND
      Use the copied information to support your point or argument by connecting it with your own statement(s) of why it supports it.
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    • PROPER PARAPHRASING:
      Read carefully through what you intend to paraphrase, then rewrite the idea in your own words without using the original work as a guide.
      Also, check your paraphrase against the original text to be sure you have not unintentionally used the same phrases or words, and that the information is correct.
    • Do you need assistance?
      Ask your professor or instructor.
      Contact FAU’s University Center for Excellence in Writing (http://www.fau.edu/UCEW/WC/).
      The library can assist with the research process and in finding citation style guides.
      FAU Libraries
      http://wise.fau.edu/library
      Reference Desk: (561) 297-3785