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  • 1. Shippensburg University Library
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    PLAGIARISM:Cheating is Just a Click Away!
    Berkley Laite
    Outreach Services Coordinator
    Lehman Library
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    Plagiarism is
    From the Latin, meaning “kidnapper.”
    A form of intellectual theft.
    The false assumption of authorship.
    The wrongful act of taking the product of another person’s mind and presenting it as one’s own.
  • 3. Shippensburg University Library
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    Plagiarism
    • In short, to plagiarize is to give the impression that you wrote or thought something that you in fact borrowed from someone else.
    • 4. To do so is a violation of professional ethics.
  • Shippensburg University Library
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    Forms of Plagiarism:
    Doing the Following Without Acknowledgement
    • Repeating another’s wording.
    • 5. Paraphrasing another’s argument.
    • 6. Presenting another’s line of thinking.
    Using someone's particularly apt phrase.
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    Documentation
    is Giving Credit for Everything You Borrow:
    Direct quotations and paraphrases
    Information and ideas
    Any material that readers might mistake as yours
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    Document an “apt” phrase
    Incorrect handling of an “apt” phrase:
    Hypertext, as one theorist puts it, is “all about connection, linkage, and affiliation.”
    Who is the theorist? Where did you read it? Is this phrase the theorist’s or yours? (See next slide for correct citation.)
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    Document an “apt” phrase
    In your text:
    Hypertext, as one theorist puts it, is “all about connection, linkage, and affiliation” (Moulthrop, par. 19).
    In your “Works Cited:”
    Moulthrop, Stuart. “You Say You Want a Revolution? Hypertext and the Laws of Media.” Postmodern
    Culture 1.3 (1991) 3 Apr. 1997 http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/v001/ 1.3 moulthrop.html. Shippensburg Library (PA).
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    Document an idea
    Incorrect handling of an idea:
    Between 1968 and 1988, television coverage of presidential elections changed dramatically.
    Whose idea is this? It’s not your idea, is it? Where did you read it?
    (See next slide for correct citation.)
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    Document an idea
    In your text:
    Between 1968 and 1988, television coverage of presidential elections changed dramatically (Hallin 5).
    In your “Works Cited:”
    Hallin, Daniel C. “Sound Bite News: Television Coverage of Elections, 1968-1988.” Journal of Communication 42.2 (1992): 5-24.
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    Document a Photograph or Work of Art
    Incorrect use of a photograph:
    Note the muted blending of tones in the picture of a mother with her child.
    • Where did this picture come from?
    • 13. Who is the artist?
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    Document a Photograph of Work of Art
    In your text:
    Note the muted blending of tones in the picture of a mother with her child. (Cassat)
    • In your “Works Cited:”
    Cassat, Mary. Mother and Child. Los Angeles County
    Museum of Art. The Amico Libraryhttp://eureka.rlg.org
    September 24, 2003.
  • 14. Need Help?
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    EBSCOHost can help!
  • 15. Citation Help
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  • 16. Several Forms
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    Documentation
    Scholarly authors acknowledge their debts to predecessors by giving credit to each source.
    You must specify what you borrowed (facts, opinions, quotations) and where you borrowed it from.
    Writing a paper in college is scholarly writing; you are a scholarly author.
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    Exceptions to Documentation
    Familiar proverbs: “You can’t judge a book by its cover.”
    Well-known quotations: “We shall overcome.”
    Common knowledge: “Shakespeare was born during the Elizabethan age.”
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    Review
    Plagiarism is pretending something you wrote is your own idea.
    Honesty and ethics require that you give credit to another’s ideas.
    Documentation is giving credit to your sources of information or ideas.
    SU considers plagiarism to be Academic Dishonesty.
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    Why Do Students Plagiarize?
  • 21. Shippensburg University Library
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    Why Do Students
    Plagiarize?
    IGNORANCE
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    Why Do Students Plagiarize?
    CARELESS NOTE TAKING
  • 23. Shippensburg University Library
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    Why Do Students Plagiarize?
    STRESS AND COMPETITION
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    Why Do Students Plagiarize?
    ANTI EDUCATION ATTITUDE
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    Why Do Students Plagiarize?
    SELF DEFENSE
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    Why Do Students Plagiarize?
    CHEATING BY THOSE ABOVE
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    Why Do Students Plagiarize?
    LACK OF PERCEIVED PUNISHMENT
  • 28. Shippensburg University Library
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    Why Do Students Plagiarize?
    FEAR OF INADEQUATE WRITING ABILITY
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    Why Do Students Plagiarize?
    DO PROFS ACTUALLY READ THE PAPERS?
  • 30. Shippensburg University Library
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    Why Do Students Plagiarize?
    CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
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    How Many Ways Can I Plagiarize?Let Me Count the Ways
    Download a free research paper
    Buy a paper from a paper mill
    Copy a page from the Internet
    Copy an article from the library’s databases
    Dump a foreign article into Babelfish
    Check out the local sources
    Cut and paste a quilt
  • 32. Shippensburg University Library
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    How Many Ways Can I Plagiarize?Let Me Count the Ways
    Quote less than all the words
    Paraphrase it
    Fake a citation
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    Copyright 2001 by Pyrczak Publishing. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.
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    Shippensburg University Policies on Academic Dishonesty
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    The graduate catalog
    The undergraduate catalog
    The student handbook
    Shippensburg Policies Are In
    PLUS: ALL THESE ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE!
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    SU Policy on Academic Dishonesty
    It is the policy of Shippensburg University to expect academic honesty. Students who commit breaches of academic honesty will be subject to the various sanctions outlined in this section.
    This policy applies to all students enrolled at Shippensburg during and after their time of enrollment.
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    Plagiarism
    Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty.
    Shippensburg University will not tolerate
    plagiarism, and the faculty will make all
    reasonable efforts to discourage it.
    Plagiarism is your unacknowledged use of
    another writer’s own words or specific facts or
    propositions or materials in your own writing.
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    It’s not always plagiarism:
    Certain situations may cause conscientious
    students to fear plagiarizing when they are not
    really plagiarizing. These include:
    Improper format for documentation
    Use of supplemental individualized instruction
    on an assignment
    Use of a proofreader
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    Meeting with the Professor
    You should be treated with respect.
    You should be given the rules.
    The professor should ask questions rather than make accusations.
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    Methods for Resolution
    Informal Resolution
    Formal Resolution
    Penalties
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    Copyright 2001 by Pyrczak Publishing. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.
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    For More Information:
    Contact the Learning Center
    First Floor of the Library
    717-477-1420
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