Understanding plagiarism

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Understanding plagiarism

  1. 1. Understanding Plagiarism How would you define Plagiarism? Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as: “the act of using another persons words or ideas without giving credit to that person : the act of plagiarizing something”Source:http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/plagiarism
  2. 2. Paraphrasing Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as "to say (something that someone else has said or written) using different words”Source:http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/paraphrase
  3. 3. Types of Plagiarism 1. Copy and paste 2. Word switch 3. Style Metaphor 4. Idea Barnbaum, C. “Plagiarism: A Students Guide to Recognizing It and Avoiding It.” Valdosta State University. http://www.valdosta.edu/~cbarnbau/personal/teaching_MISC/plagiarism.htm (Accessed 23 January 2006).
  4. 4. Plagiarism Detection Linkshttp://www.grammarly.com http://turnitin.com/Not only can this site check This is a popular site widelyfor plagiarized work, but used by teachers to checkcan check your grammar as students work for signs ofwell. plagiarism.http://www.ithenticate.com/ http://www.checkforplagiarisOne of the largest database m.net/comparison sites. A user friendly and educational site.
  5. 5. Prevention is Crucial Some ways to make sure your not plagiarizing when you write your research paper is to:1. Paraphrase—use your own words2. Follow the citation manual guidelines3. Acknowledge your reference sources4. Enlist the help of your teacher/professor
  6. 6. Graphics Need Citations Too!http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/p/plagiarism.asp
  7. 7. OWL:http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ Purdue Online Writing Lab Sample citations Sample papers Identifies formatting rules for APA & MLA styles Provides “exercises”
  8. 8. APA STYLE Manual  http://www.apastyle.org/ manual/index.aspx  American Psychological Association  Most commonly used for social science research paper formatting
  9. 9. MLA Style  http://www.mla.org/store  Modern Language Association  This style is used mostly in liberal arts/humanities research

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