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  1. 1. Plagiarism<br />How to avoid it!<br />
  2. 2. Plagiarism – What is It?<br />Plagiarism is not just something that students do! We all have to be careful!<br />I cited where I found this definition, but notice that Oxford Reference Online also cited the dictionary!<br />"plagiarism noun"  The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition). Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson. Oxford University Press, 2005. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. <br />
  3. 3. Plagiarism – Who Does It?<br />People who simply are cheating - intentionally passing off the work of another as their own.<br />People who don’t realize that they’ve plagiarized.<br />
  4. 4. Plagiarism – Yes or No<br />Your friend gives you a copy of their old research paper. You turn this in as your own…<br />YES – Plagiarism!<br />
  5. 5. Plagiarism – Yes or No<br />You need to turn in a paper about global warming. You find a great paper on a website, and purchase it for $10.95. You turn this in as your assignment…<br />YES – Plagiarism!<br />
  6. 6. Plagiarism – Yes or No<br />You’re writing a paper about John Lennon, and you include a quote from one of his songs. You put it in quotation marks, and include a proper citation for this quote in your paper…<br />Not Plagiarism!<br />
  7. 7. Plagiarism – Yes or No<br />You’ve read an article, and like the way the author explained a problem. You copy and paste that paragraph into your paper, you put the author’s name in parentheses afterwards, and you add a citation at the end of your paper.<br />(Remember to put “exact quotes” in quotation marks!)<br />YES – Plagiarism!<br />
  8. 8. Plagiarism – Yes or No<br />You read an article and like the information that it provides. You include this in your paper, but you’ve written it out in your own words, so you don’t add a citation.<br />YES – Plagiarism!<br />
  9. 9. Plagiarism – Yes or No<br />You strongly believe that NASA deserves more funding, and you state this in your paper with no citations.<br />Not Plagiarism!<br />
  10. 10. Plagiarism – Yes or No<br />You explain in your paper that York is south of Harrisburg, PA. You do not include a citation for this.<br />Common knowledge is not considered plagiarism.<br />Not Plagiarism!<br />
  11. 11. Plagiarism – Yes or No<br />Last semester, you wrote a paper for your English class about the evils of breakfast cereal. This semester, you’re asked to write a similar paper, and your cereal paper is perfect. You make some small changes, and turn it in.<br />Talk to your instructor, first. They might be able to work with you! (Avoid academic dishonesty)<br />YES – Self-Plagiarism!<br />
  12. 12. Plagiarism – Yes or No<br />You have properly cited an article, but in your works-cited list, you accidentally used a comma instead of a period in one place!<br />You might lose a few points on your grade for the error, but you’ve still given credit honestly.<br />Not Plagiarism!<br />
  13. 13. Plagiarism – Yes or No<br />You are required to have 5 scholarly articles in your works cited list. You have 5 articles, but have only used 4 of them in your paper. <br />(Academic Dishonesty)<br />Fabrication<br />
  14. 14. Avoid Plagiarism & Academic Dishonesty<br />Using another person’s ideas – Cite them properly<br />Exact quotes – Use quotation marks and cite them properly.<br />If you don’t want your instructor to know, then don’t do it!<br />
  15. 15. HACC & Academic Dishonesty<br />Harrisburg Area Community College. Academic Dishonesty. 2010. 20 August 2010 <>.<br /> <br />
  16. 16. Plagiarism – More Information<br />HACC, Academic Dishonesty<br />Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab):<br /><br />