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Plagiarism Session 2013 AP Conference

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This presentation takes viewers through the definition and types of plagiarism including why people do it and ways to avoid it.

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Plagiarism Session 2013 AP Conference

  1. 1. Is it a problem?  In his survey of 24,000 students at 70 high schools, 64 percent of students admitted to cheating on a test, 58 percent admitted to plagiarism and 95 percent said they participated in some form of cheating, whether it was on a test, plagiarism or copying homework.  Meyer, Jeremy P. "Students' Cheating Takes a High-tech Turn." - The Denver Post. N.p., 27 May 2010. Web. 04 Aug. 2013.
  2. 2.  transitive verb  : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source  intransitive verb  : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source  "Plagiarize." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 3 Aug. 2013. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarize>.
  3. 3. The word plagiarism actually derives from the Latin word for kidnapping.  "plagiarism." Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. 03 Aug. 2013. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plagiarism>
  4. 4.  No documentation at all ◦ Ghost writer ◦ Photocopy ◦ Potluck Paper ◦ Poor Disguise ◦ Labor of Laziness ◦ Self-Stealer “Types of plagiarism.”Plagiarism.org. Accessed Aug 2, 2013. http://plagiarism.org/resources/studentmaterials Turnitin.com and Research Resources
  5. 5.  With sources cited ◦ Forgotten Footnote ◦ Misinformer ◦ Too-Perfect Paraphrase ◦ Resourceful Citer ◦ Perfect Crime “Types of plagiarism.”Plagiarism.org. Accessed Aug 2, 2013. http://plagiarism.org/resources/studentmaterials Turnitin.com and Research Resources
  6. 6. Simply, No. If it is Common Knowledge.
  7. 7. Answer 2 questions Is it widely known? Can it be found in multiple places? Examples "Common Knowledge." - The Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  8. 8.  Animated Tutorial
  9. 9. What is plagiarism?
  10. 10. Then why do they do it?
  11. 11. #10 “I can get away with it.” "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  12. 12. #9 “Everyone else is doing it.” "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  13. 13. #8 Tendency to “search” rather than “research” "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  14. 14. #7 Pressure to get good grades "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  15. 15. #6 ESL Difficulties "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  16. 16. #5 Lack of reading comprehension skills "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  17. 17. #4 Unclear criteria and expectations for assignments "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  18. 18. #3  Lack of good planning skills "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  19. 19. #1 Laziness: it’s easier and faster "Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference?" Plagiarism vs. Cheating: What Is the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2013.
  20. 20.  Teach them about plagiarism.  Show them how to cite properly.  Require that students show actual print sources.  Try designing assignments that would make plagiarizing much more difficult.  If needed, use online sources to determine if plagiarism has occurred.
  21. 21. So…students can understand that it is important not to cheat through plagiarizing in school possibly…but what is the big deal, really???
  22. 22. Name That Tune
  23. 23. That is the first step… to preventing it.

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