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Plagiarism Guidelines Students

  1. 1. Plagiarism Guidelines Marilyn Kiefer Joanna Haselhuhn
  2. 2. What is Plagiarism? <ul><li>Plagiarism is cheating. Joseph Gibaldi, author of the MLA Handbook, quotes Alexander Lindey’s definition from Plagiarism and Originality as the “wrongful act of taking the product of another person’s mind and presenting it as one’s own.” He further asserts, “To use another person’s ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source is to plagiarize. Plagiarism, then, constitutes intellectual theft .” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MLA Handbook for Writers of research Papers. 4 th ed., 1995. p.26. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Plagiarism <ul><li>According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, &quot;plagiarize&quot; means </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to steal and pass off as one’s own (the ideas or words of another): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use (a created production) without crediting the source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to commit literary theft: present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What Constitutes Plagiarism? <ul><li>Buying or downloading a paper from a research service or a term-paper mill and offering it as your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Turning in another student’s work, with or without that student’s knowledge, as your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Copying any portion of another’s work without proper acknowledgement. </li></ul><ul><li>Copying material from a source and supplying proper documentation, but leaving out quotation marks or failing to indent properly. </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrasing ideas and language from a source without proper documentation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Consequences for Plagiarism <ul><li>Grade of zero for the paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Fail the course? </li></ul><ul><li>Expulsion? </li></ul><ul><li>Some colleges with honor codes expel students for plagiarism. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to avoid Plagiarism <ul><li>Give credit where credit is due. </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge your sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Cite your sources within your text and in a bibliography or list of works cited at the end of the paper. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is “Citing a source?” <ul><li>Giving credit to someone or something when what you use is not your own original work. </li></ul>
  8. 8. When to Cite a Source: <ul><li>When you use another person’s idea, opinion, or theory. </li></ul><ul><li>When you use any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings, pictures, sounds, or any other piece of information which you found from any source. </li></ul><ul><li>When you use quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words. </li></ul><ul><li>When you paraphrase (put in your own words) another person’s spoken or written words. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What to Include when you Cite a Source: <ul><li>Who wrote or created it </li></ul><ul><li>What it is called </li></ul><ul><li>Where and by whom it was published or produced </li></ul><ul><li>When it was published produced </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ken Umbach, Policy Analyst, California Research Bureau, California State Library as a response to an LM_Net posting. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Helpful Resources <ul><li> - “Plagiarism: What it is and How to Recognize and Avoid It.” </li></ul><ul><li> how to avoid plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li> go to Research Resources </li></ul><ul><li> How to cite electronic resources. Choose “MLA Style” and “Frequently Asked Questions.” </li></ul><ul><li>http:// provides a free, online service that creates citations in MLA or APA style. </li></ul><ul><li>Janowski, Adam. “Plagiarism: Prevention, Not Prosecution”. The Book Report , September/October, 2002, p.26-28. </li></ul><ul><li>Willems, Harry. “Plagiarism @ Your School Library”. Library Media Connection , February 2003. </li></ul>