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The whole story (or at least a lot of it)
<ul><li>Noun </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ plagiarism  (a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is present...
<ul><li>Sources Not Cited </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Ghost Writer&quot; The writer turns in another's work, word-for-...
<ul><li>Sources Cited (But Still Plagiarized) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Forgotten Footnote&quot; The writer mentions...
<ul><li>If I pay for someone to write my essay – it is mine because I paid for it and so it is not plagiarism! </li></ul><...
<ul><li>My sister (girlfriend, boyfriend, mom, etc.) wrote the paper for me and said I can have it as a gift – so this is ...
<ul><li>I got the information on the web, and I cut and paste it in the discussion forum and or my paper.  Everyone else d...
<ul><li>I added quotes even though I forgot to cite where it came from.  Adding quotes = not plagiarism! </li></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>People put information out on the internet for others to take.  Where there is no copyright present, this means th...
<ul><li>NEVER have someone else do your work for you!  Know where your information is coming from yourself. </li></ul><ul>...
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Plagiarism

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This show, based on the information presented at Plagiarism.org, discusses different forms of plagiarism and how to avoid plagiarizing.

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Plagiarism

  1. 1. The whole story (or at least a lot of it)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Noun </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ plagiarism (a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work)” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ plagiarism , plagiarization , plagiarisation , piracy (the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own)” (Wordnetweb.princeton.edu) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NA. (2009). “Plagiarism,” in Wordnetweb.Princeton.edu. Accessed on 9/23/2009 (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=plagiarism). </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Sources Not Cited </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Ghost Writer&quot; The writer turns in another's work, word-for-word, as his or her own. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Photocopy&quot; The writer copies significant portions of text straight from a single source, without alteration. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Potluck Paper&quot; The writer tries to disguise plagiarism by copying from several different sources, tweaking the sentences to make them fit together while retaining most of the original phrasing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Poor Disguise&quot; Although the writer has retained the essential content of the source, he or she has altered the paper's appearance slightly by changing key words and phrases. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Labor of Laziness&quot; The writer takes the time to paraphrase most of the paper from other sources and make it all fit together, instead of spending the same effort on original work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Self-Stealer&quot; The writer &quot;borrows&quot; generously from his or her previous work, violating policies concerning the expectation of originality adopted by most academic institutions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taken word for word from: iParadigms, LLC. (2009). “Types of Plagiarism.” Accessed on 9/23/2009. http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_types_of_plagiarism.html. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Sources Cited (But Still Plagiarized) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Forgotten Footnote&quot; The writer mentions an author's name for a source, but neglects to include specific information on the location of the material referenced. This often masks other forms of plagiarism by obscuring source locations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Misinformer&quot; The writer provides inaccurate information regarding the sources, making it impossible to find them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Too-Perfect Paraphrase&quot; The writer properly cites a source, but neglects to put in quotation marks [,] text that has been copied word-for-word, or close to it. Although attributing the basic ideas to the source, the writer is falsely claiming original presentation and interpretation of the information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Resourceful Citer&quot; The writer properly cites all sources, paraphrasing and using quotations appropriately. The catch? The paper contains almost no original work! It is sometimes difficult to spot this form of plagiarism because it looks like any other well-researched document. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Perfect Crime“ Well, we all know it doesn't exist. In this case, the writer properly quotes and cites sources in some places, but goes on to paraphrase other arguments from those sources without citation. This way, the writer tries to pass off the paraphrased material as his or her own analysis of the cited material. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taken word for word from: iParadigms, LLC. (2009). “Types of Plagiarism.” Accessed on 9/23/2009. http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_types_of_plagiarism.html. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>If I pay for someone to write my essay – it is mine because I paid for it and so it is not plagiarism! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>False </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>My sister (girlfriend, boyfriend, mom, etc.) wrote the paper for me and said I can have it as a gift – so this is not plagiarism! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>False? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>I got the information on the web, and I cut and paste it in the discussion forum and or my paper. Everyone else does it, and no one else cited it – so this is not plagiarism – its free information! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>False? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>I added quotes even though I forgot to cite where it came from. Adding quotes = not plagiarism! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>False </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>People put information out on the internet for others to take. Where there is no copyright present, this means that anyone can copy that information – and so it’s not plagiarism. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>False? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>NEVER have someone else do your work for you! Know where your information is coming from yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use essay mills, old essays or essays found on the internet – I use several services that will check for plagiarism for me and it will be found. </li></ul><ul><li>Quote all direct quotes, cite all quotes and summary of information (author, page number). </li></ul><ul><li>If you are not sure, ask me and I will help you. </li></ul>

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