Plagiarism 101  Larissa K. Garcia   Library Faculty   Triton College      Fall 2012
Plagiarism Defined• The action or practice of taking someone elses work,  idea, etc., and passing it off as ones own; lite...
Famous Copyright(Plagiarism!) CasesVanilla Ice vs. Queen & David Bowie  http://youtu.be/1s0hEi8zhmgShepard Fairey vs AP...
Why is it important not to plagiarize?Integrity/trust damagedAcademic honesty discreditedNot learning proper scholarshi...
What’s considered   plagiarism and what isn’t?
Considered PlagiarismHanding in someone else’s work & claiming that it is your  own.Using information or ideas that are ...
What we don’t need to citeYour own personal experiences, thoughts, & emotionsYour own artwork (but make it clear they ar...
Incorporate Researchinto your WritingQuotations: Identical to the original. Must give credit to the original authorParap...
How to cite: MLA STYLE: MLA Handbook for Writers of    Research Papers, 7th edition., J. Gibaldi (Modern    Language Assn....
Determine whether the following passages are a Quotation Paraphrase Summary Plagiarism
Quote, Paraphrase, Summary,Plagiarism?“Students frequently overuse direct quotation in  taking notes, and as a result they...
Quote, Paraphrase, Summary,Plagiarism?In research papers students often quote  excessively, failing to keep quoted materia...
Quote, Paraphrase, Summary,Plagiarism?Students should take just a few notes in direct  quotation from sources to help mini...
Quote, Paraphrase, Summary,Plagiarism?Students often use too many direct quotations  when they take notes, resulting in to...
Still not sure? Visit ASC!  Academic Success Center  The Academic Success Center (ASC) at Triton  College provides free in...
Works Cited: Ballenger, Bruce. The Curious Researcher. New York: Pearson, 2004. Council of Writing Program Administrator...
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Plagiarism 101

  1. 1. Plagiarism 101 Larissa K. Garcia Library Faculty Triton College Fall 2012
  2. 2. Plagiarism Defined• The action or practice of taking someone elses work, idea, etc., and passing it off as ones own; literary theft.The action or practice of taking someone elses work, idea, etc., and passing it off as ones own; literary theft. To plagiarize: to take and use as ones own (the thoughts, writings, or inventions of another person); to copy (literary work or ideas) improperly or without acknowledgement; (occas.) to pass off as ones own the thoughts or work of (another). (Oxford English Dictionary)
  3. 3. Famous Copyright(Plagiarism!) CasesVanilla Ice vs. Queen & David Bowie http://youtu.be/1s0hEi8zhmgShepard Fairey vs AP - Obama Hope Poster http://tinyurl.com/5rsmwguKaavya Viswanathan, Harvard University sophomore, and How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life http://tinyurl.com/8blj45l
  4. 4. Why is it important not to plagiarize?Integrity/trust damagedAcademic honesty discreditedNot learning proper scholarship: research, organizing ideas, writing skillsIt’s stealing: taking and using someone else’s property…even if you steal from yourselfIt could be a copyright law violation—penalties include fines $$$
  5. 5. What’s considered plagiarism and what isn’t?
  6. 6. Considered PlagiarismHanding in someone else’s work & claiming that it is your own.Using information or ideas that are NOT common knowledge and failing to acknowledge that source.Handing in the same paper for two different classes.Using the exact language or expressions of a source and not indicating through quotation marks and citation that the language is borrowed.Rewriting a passage from a source with minor substitutions or different words but retaining the same [style] and structure as the original. (From Bruce Ballenger’s book, The Curious Researcher. New York: Pearson, 2004.)
  7. 7. What we don’t need to citeYour own personal experiences, thoughts, & emotionsYour own artwork (but make it clear they are your own work)The results of your own lab or field experimentsCommon knowledge = myths, urban legends, historical eventsGenerally-accepted facts Example: Fruits and vegetables are good for your health.
  8. 8. Incorporate Researchinto your WritingQuotations: Identical to the original. Must give credit to the original authorParaphrasing: A passage from an original source in your own words. Must give credit to the original authorSummarizing: The main ideas in your own words. Must give credit to the original author "Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing." Purdue OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/1/
  9. 9. How to cite: MLA STYLE: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition., J. Gibaldi (Modern Language Assn. 2003) APA STYLE: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Ed., American Psychological Association (2001) CMS: The Chicago Manual of Style documentation (for published works primarily)
  10. 10. Determine whether the following passages are a Quotation Paraphrase Summary Plagiarism
  11. 11. Quote, Paraphrase, Summary,Plagiarism?“Students frequently overuse direct quotation in taking notes, and as a result they overuse quotations in the final [research] paper. Probably only about 10% of your final manuscript should appear as directly quoted matter. Therefore, you should strive to limit the amount of exact transcribing of source materials while taking notes.” Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers. 2nd ed. (1976): 46-47. From Purdue OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/02/
  12. 12. Quote, Paraphrase, Summary,Plagiarism?In research papers students often quote excessively, failing to keep quoted material down to a desirable level. Since the problem usually originates during note taking, it is essential to minimize the material recorded verbatim (Lester 46-47). From Purdue OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/02/
  13. 13. Quote, Paraphrase, Summary,Plagiarism?Students should take just a few notes in direct quotation from sources to help minimize the amount of quoted material in a research paper (Lester 46-47). From Purdue OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/02/
  14. 14. Quote, Paraphrase, Summary,Plagiarism?Students often use too many direct quotations when they take notes, resulting in too many of them in the final research paper. In fact, probably only about 10% of the final copy should consist of directly quoted material. So it is important to limit the amount of source material copied while taking notes. From Purdue OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/02/
  15. 15. Still not sure? Visit ASC! Academic Success Center The Academic Success Center (ASC) at Triton College provides free individual, small group, and in-class academic support services [which] include: tutoring, mentoring, learning communities, academic study skills and college life skills workshops.The Writing Zone, A-314PHONE: (708) 456-0300 Ext. 3341
  16. 16. Works Cited: Ballenger, Bruce. The Curious Researcher. New York: Pearson, 2004. Council of Writing Program Administrators. (2003). Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism. http://wpacouncil.org/positions/WPAplagiarism.pdf Juraga, Dubravka. (2010) Plagiarism 101 Trio Scholar’s Program, University of Nevada, Reno. Plagiarism Workshop.www.unr.edu/Documents/student.../trio/TRiOPlagiarismWorkshop.ppt Purdue OWL. (2012) Quoting, Paraphrasing, & Summarizing. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ Oxford English Dictionary www.google.com/publicdata1,344,130,000 - 2011 Source: World Bank Zhou, David. (2006) “Examples of Similar Passages Between Viswanathan’s Book and McCafferty’s Two Novels. The Harvard Crimson. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2006/4/23/examples-of-similar-passages- between-viswanathans/ Memmott, Mark. (2011). “Shepard Fairey and AP Settle Copyright Dispute Over ‘Hope’ Poster. NPR.org. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo- way/2011/01/12/132860606/shepard-fairey-and-ap-settle-copyright-dispute-over- hope-poster

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