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Twisted turn itin1314

  1. 1. Digital Tools You Can Use
  2. 2. You’ll Get Two Reports  Originality  GradeMark
  3. 3. Originality Reports  Checks to see your work is original  Shows you whether or not you’ve cited your sources correctly  Highlights words/phrases/lines
  4. 4. Is this plagiarism?
  5. 5. No.  TurnItIn is bound to detect short phrases that are commonly used and do not constitute plagiarism.  Jargon and commonly used phrases are OK.  BUT– IF you didn’t write it, quote it!
  6. 6. Copied & pasted (without citation)
  7. 7. The fix?  Paraphrase the plagiarized text so that it is written in your own words.  Quote only information that will be altered in meaning through paraphrasing.  Add in-text citation(s) with each instance of color so that you’re citing the appropriate source.  Parenthetical citations OR  In-sentence citations (i.e. According to…)
  8. 8. Copied & pasted (with citation), but no Quotation Marks
  9. 9. The fix?  Paraphrase the plagiarized text so that it is written in your own words.  Quote only information that will be altered in meaning through paraphrasing.  If you must quote this, USE QUOTATION MARKS!  Leave the in-text citation where you had it.
  10. 10. Copied & pasted (with citation)
  11. 11. The fix?  Same as before.  Paraphrase plagiarized material.  Leave the parenthetical citation where you had it.
  12. 12. But I put it in quotes! The introductory phrase is copied. This should be a block quote!
  13. 13. The fix?  If you didn’t write it, it needs to be in quotation marks (yes, even introductory phrases).  Introduce direct quotes with your own words. Direct quotes should be sandwiched between your own ideas anyways.  If you have a quote this long, make it a block quote!
  14. 14. Copy & Paste Collages
  15. 15. The fix?  Put information into your own words whenever you can. Do more than think like a thesaurus; pretend you’re teaching the material to someone else.  Give credit to the source:  Use quotes when the words are not your own.  Include in-text citations.
  16. 16. Poor Paraphrasing
  17. 17. The fix?  When paraphrasing the new sentences need to be entirely original, both words and syntax.  In addition to changing the words of another source, also alter the sentence structure.  Pretend you’re explaining what you’ve read to someone else. Look away from the original words once you’ve read them, and then, restate them.
  18. 18. Reusing a Paper
  19. 19. The fix?  Umm… how do I say this nicely? Do your own work. It looks like you’ll be busy.  You can’t turn in an assignment twice.
  20. 20. TurnItIn GradeMark Reports
  21. 21. GradeMark Reports  Proofread your paper for you.  Point out mistakes you (and your editors) may have missed.  Are not 100% accurate, so think critically about each comment.
  22. 22. How to Use this Report  Mouse over a purple comment to view details about it
  23. 23. Read the Comment Critically Again, think like a human. A computer generated these reports. Was it correct? 2. Go to your paper and correct the mistake if you know what the comment is saying and you agree with what it said. 3. If you don’t know what it means, Google the word or phrase in question before changing your paper or dismissing the comment. (i.e. “passive voice”) If you still have questions, ask your teacher. 1.
  24. 24. MAKE CHANGES  You should certainly be able to take advantage of the advice related to these easy fixes:  Spelling  Capitalization  Run-ons/fragments  Punctuation  Subject/verb agreement  Confused words  Compound words  Article issues  Google the more complicated stuff, and react like a human.
  25. 25. Follow the directions on your TurnItIn handout.

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