Intentional or Not?Unintentional plagiarism can be:•Patch-writing (using sections of writing copied from a variety of sources, linked together with additional sentences. This is considered plagiarism unless all directly quoted text is indicated with quotation marks and citation )•Failing to cite a source (In-Text Citation, Bibliography or Sources Cited) •Failing to use quotation marks (“ around directly quoted text”)
A Few Recent Headlines about Plagiarism & Cheating
First PostTop NRI doctorquits after admittingplagiarismPress Trust of India, India - Oct 23, 2008Raj Persaud, thecelebrity doctor, whoadmitted plagiarism at aGMC hearing in June,has stepped down as aconsultant psychiatrist.
Canada oppositionparty accuses PM ofplagiarism “Australian economistThe Associated Press - Sep 30, 2008 John Kunkel, who served as Howards speechwriter from 2004-2007, said plagiarism in speechwriting is not uncommon in any political system”
George Harrison of the Beatles was successfully sued for plagiarism.http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Samsung+3D+LED+TV+Launch+Party+BLACK+EYED+XH8Gvnj6zkEl.jpgThe Black Eyes Peas weresued successfully forplagiarism. http://i.ytimg.com/vi/E9dVtIgNOic/0.jpg
Why do people plagiarize ?http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q83DrLfnyQk/T_WKzgwb30I/AAAAAAAAAJ4/IbHgFiO2Uec/s1600/detective-online-fraud.jpg
Laziness: it’s easier and faster http://images1.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/in-a-different-tree-calvin-and-hobbes-935016_1024_768.jpg
“Why reinvent the wheel?" http://caddistore.com/images/cts/wheels/17802925dm925.jpg
Lack of good planning skills http://www.navaa.org/images/Plan-it.jpg
Unclear about criteria and expectationsfor assignments http://www.photographyicon.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/5.jpg
http://googleisagiantrobot.com/ Tendency to "search" rather than "research"
What can you do? http://img.wikinut.com/img/34rq3q28vh766q9b/jpeg /0/what-questions-will-I-ask-myself-tomorrow.jpeg
Be organized!• Be well-informed about all major research projects• Check your agenda on a daily basis• Set realistic goals for finishing assignments
When in doubt, ask your teacher http://www.lfpl.org/images/chalk.jpg
Plan Ahead• Prioritize your time• Plan the research assignment• Read and interpret information• Take brief notes http://findicons.com
Create a Bibliography• Make sure you: – Immediately records all Internet sources used (including photos and audio files) – Record the access date• Know how to format the sources
Remember the following to avoid plagiarizing material:• Use quotation marks around direct quotes.• Use in-text citations (or footnotes) for all content that has been written or created by someone else, unless it is common knowledge. This applies to both direct quotations and paraphrased content.• Include the source in your bibliography or sources cited page at the end of the paper or project.
CreditsAdapted from:Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What is the difference?Mary Alice Osbornhttp://www.slideshare.net/maryaliceosborne/plagiarism-vs-cheating-what-is-the-difference-presentationAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5)This adapted presentation is shared under the same CC licence.Shayne Train