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Plagiarism Faq’S

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Plagiarism Faq’S

  1. 1. Plagiarism FAQ’s <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>What isn’t it? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we prevent it? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we punish it? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Plagiarism Defined <ul><li>Using someone else's ideas or phrasing and representing those ideas or phrasing as our own, either on purpose or through carelessness, is a serious offense known as plagiarism. </li></ul><ul><li>Source:http://webster.commnet.edu/mla/plagiarism.shtml </li></ul>
  3. 3. Source: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/print/research/r_plagiar.html
  4. 4. What is not plagiarism? <ul><li>Using information that is common knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Using information that you have put in your own words and cited with parenthetical documentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Using a direct quote where you have placed quotation marks around the statement and credited the source. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How can you prevent committing plagiarism? <ul><li>It is very important to put information in your own words as much as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>When taking notes, make sure you note in which source you found the information. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are not sure whether the information should be cited or not, it is better to cite it and have the teacher tell you the citation was unnecessary rather than the other way around. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you complete a works cited page. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What will happen if you commit plagiarism? <ul><li>Be assured that if you commit plagiarism you will be caught. </li></ul><ul><li>Your teacher will go over his or her consequences when the research paper is assigned. </li></ul><ul><li>If the plagiarism is severe enough, it is grounds for possible expulsion. </li></ul>

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