Is using someone else idea without permission and presenting it as one’s own.
If I copy text from electronic sources , I’m okay, right? If Iuse another student’s or your parents work with permission, I’m okay, right? If I change a few words, I’m okay, right? Wrong, these still plagiarism
Take good notes-write your source as you are taking notes;
No matter where or when you find your sources – you must cite it.
Is it plagiarism? You write: Nineteen percent of full-time freshmen say they spend only 1 to 5 hours per week preparing for classes. You read: “Nineteen percent of full-time freshmen say they spend only 1 to 5 hours per week preparing for classes…” From: Young, Jeffrey R.Homework? What Homework? Chronicle of Higher Education, 49 (15).12/6/2002. YES! You need to use quotes and to cite your source
Is it plagiarism? No. As long as you have included the Young article in your reference list, you have properly cited your source. You read: "Students are studying about one-third as much as faculty say they ought to, to do well," said George D. Kuh, director of the survey and a professor of higher education at Indiana University at Bloomington. From: Young, Jeffrey R.Homework? What Homework? Chronicle of Higher Education, 49 (15).12/6/2002 You write: According to George D. Kuh, Indiana University at Bloomington, students study about one-third of the time that is expected by faculty. (Young, 2002)
Is it plagiarism? No. Commonly known facts or ideas do not have to be cited. (Can you find this information in at least five sources?) You read: “The tip given most consistently by professors and college officials is that students should simply do their homework. The most commonly prescribed amount is at least two hours of class preparation for every hour spent in the classroom…” From: Young, Jeffrey R.Homework? What Homework? Chronicle of Higher Education, 49 (15).12/6/2002 You write: College students should do their homework.
The mains purpose for higher education is to learn how: to expand your thought; learn to do research; improve writing; learn to prepare presentation. You are smart, you don’t need to stall someone else’s idea.
If you plagiarize: you are cheating yourself and you don't learn how to write out your thoughts in your own words. Plagiarism is dishonest, you are taking credits for someone else’s work and it misrepresents the work of another as your own. Students engage with plagiarism for many reason but plagiarism is neverjustified.
Don’t do plagiarism!! Remember, one mistake can change your college career.
Sources Shiraev, B. Eric, and Boyd, L. Gerald. The Accent of Success: University of Michigan. 2008 Raimes , Ann. Keys for writing: University of New York.2008 www.plagiariasm .com