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What is Plagiarism?
Notes on academic dishonesty
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism means copying someone else’s work.
This could be:
 From the internet
 From a book
 From...
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is a form of cheating.
In some places, it is considered a
crime. Plagiarism is stealing
so...
Why You Shouldn’t Copy
Copying your homework or an assessment from
the internet is wrong for many reasons. Here are
some:...
Why You Shouldn’t Copy
More reasons:
 It is a waste of your valuable time.
 You learn nothing by cheating.
 You waste ...
Consequences
If you are found guilty of plagiarism, you may be
punished in one or more of the following ways:
 You will ...
How to Avoid Plagiarism
Don’t ever copy from the internet or from another
student.
If you want to borrow an idea or some...
Remember
 If you cheat, you learn nothing.
 Getting your work marked by a teacher is a valuable opportunity
to learn.
 ...
Powerpoint Presentation by David S. Wills
See my Teaching Resources website for more ESL activities.
Check out TED-IELTS f...
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What is plagiarism

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A simple PPT for teaching the concept of plagiarism to ESL students with a very basic grasp of English. Use this prior to giving an assignment to avoid having many students copy from the internet.

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What is plagiarism

  1. 1. What is Plagiarism? Notes on academic dishonesty
  2. 2. What is Plagiarism? Plagiarism means copying someone else’s work. This could be:  From the internet  From a book  From a classmate  Or any other source
  3. 3. What is Plagiarism? Plagiarism is a form of cheating. In some places, it is considered a crime. Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s words or ideas. Would you steal somebody’s money? Then you shouldn’t steal their words or ideas.
  4. 4. Why You Shouldn’t Copy Copying your homework or an assessment from the internet is wrong for many reasons. Here are some:  You will fail the assignment.  You may fail the whole class.  You may be kicked out of university.  It may ruin your future.  It is dishonest.  It is morally wrong.
  5. 5. Why You Shouldn’t Copy More reasons:  It is a waste of your valuable time.  You learn nothing by cheating.  You waste your teacher’s time.  You are insulting your teacher, your classmates, and your school.
  6. 6. Consequences If you are found guilty of plagiarism, you may be punished in one or more of the following ways:  You will fail the assessment.  You will fail the class.  You will fail the semester.  You will be removed from the university.  You will damage your future prospects for work or study.
  7. 7. How to Avoid Plagiarism Don’t ever copy from the internet or from another student. If you want to borrow an idea or some words, you should properly reference them.  If you don’t know how to do this, ask your teacher. Always be honest, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
  8. 8. Remember  If you cheat, you learn nothing.  Getting your work marked by a teacher is a valuable opportunity to learn.  It is better to use your own words and ideas.  If you make lots of mistakes, that’s ok.  A low grade is better than no grade.
  9. 9. Powerpoint Presentation by David S. Wills See my Teaching Resources website for more ESL activities. Check out TED-IELTS for specific IELTS activities.

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