WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?The use by paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublishedworkof another person without giving full and clear acknowledgment.It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agencyengaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.http://lrdudc.wrlc.org
CONSEQUENCES• DESTROYED REPUTATION – ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL• LEGAL – AUTHOR’S CAN SUE PLAGIARISTS• GRADES• SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION• WHATEVER THE SCHOOL OR EMPLOYER WANTS TO DO
EXAMPLESJayson Blair plagiarized 36 news stories for the New YorkTimes. He was forced to resign, and then two of his bosseshad to resign, too.An Ohio University student plagiarized by failing to cite asource during a semester at sea. She was expelled from theclass and sent home early.http://libraries.ucsd.eduA Michuhol student plagiarized just a few sentences out of atwo page story. He did not receive credit for the 6 week course,and he was not published with all the other students.
IS THIS PLAGIARISM?At the start ofthe GreatDepression,manyAmericanswanted tobelieve that thehard timeswould be onlytemporary.At thebeginning of theGreatDepression, alot of Americanswanted to thinkthat the hardtimes would beonly temporary.Devices in the iPodrange are primarilydigital audio players,designed around acentral click wheel— although the iPodshuffle has buttonsalso.An iPod is anMP3 player thatlets you chooseand play songs tolisten to using aclick wheel (or onolder versions,buttons).http://www.readwritethink.org
TWO METHODS TO AVOID PLAGIARISMPARAPHRASING•Attribute – ―According to SamLandfried…‖•Sentence and paragraph structureCANNOT mirror the source.•Use quotations in paraphrases forunique or valuable phrases.QUOTATION•Keep the author’s name in the samesentence as the quote.•Only quote when you cannot say itbetter yourself.•Use ellipsis (…) and brackets () toindicate changes you make to a quote.http://owl.english.purdue.edu/IMPORTANTWhenever you quote or paraphrase a source,you HAVE to accurately convey thesource’s idea. You cannot misrepresent asource for your convenience.
ONE MORE IDEAWhen you take notes:•Mark quotes with a big Q or ―.•Mark sources with a big S.•Mark your ideas with ―ME‖.http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
PARAPHRASING EXAMPLES“Plagiarism is exceptionallystupid because it is so easyto avoid.”-Sam Landfried• According to Sam Landfried, the act of plagiarism canbe easily avoided.• Sam Landfried says that the ease with which one canavoid plagiarism makes it an, ―Exceptionally stupid,‖mistake.• Sam Landfried argues that copying other people’swork is dumb because it is not hard to find a wayaround it.Which one is plagiarism?
QUOTATION EXAMPLES“There is theft, and there isdeceit. It combines both ofthem in a sinful union tomake a heinous crimeunparalleled in academia.”-Sam Landfried• ―There is theft, and there is deceit. [Plagiarism]combines both of them… to make a heinous crime…‖writes Sam Landfried.• Sam Landfried does not like plagiarism. ―[Plagiarism]is a sinful union that makes a heinous crime.‖• Sam Landfried states, ―There is theft, and there isdeceit.‖ He continues to say that plagiarism,―Combines both of them in a sinful union…‖Which one is plagiarism?