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Plagiarism

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An introduction to plagiarism using the current dispute between Shia LeBoeuf & Daniel Clowes as an opener and explaining what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Plagiarism

  1. 1. Plagiarism
  2. 2. This is Shia LaBoeuf
  3. 3. You may remember him from such blockbusters as: &
  4. 4. He is also a comic creator & indie film maker
  5. 5. This is Daniel Clowes
  6. 6. He is best known for the creation of • • &
  7. 7. In 2012 Shia released Howard Cantour.com a film that he had created
  8. 8. Which was remarkably similar* to Justin M. Damiano a comic by Daniel Clowes
  9. 9. * by “remarkably similar” I mean that it is an almost word for word recreation of the comic Shia had previously claimed to have developed the script in order to understand the mind-set of critics who in the past have criticised his movies.
  10. 10. This boys & girls is known as: PLAGIARISM!
  11. 11. Plagiarism is defined as: The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own. New Oxford Dictionary of English
  12. 12. • Copying & pasting text from a website and passing it off as your own work • Paraphrasing text and not citing the original source • Handing in a previously submitted piece of work from another subject • Copying work from a fellow student These are all examples of plagiarism
  13. 13. Paraphrasing is a restatement (rewriting) of the meaning of a text or passage using other words Any exact words remaining must have quotation marks around them If you do this but do not cite your source you are guilty of plagiarism
  14. 14. Avoiding plagiarism • Plan your work (no last minute work in the library on the morning when it is due) • Use multiple sources • Take notes by paraphrasing & summarising • If you use exact words & phrases use “quotation marks” • Do not copy & paste from the internet – read and then make notes without looking at the screen
  15. 15. Remember: Cite it while you write it – not after!
  16. 16. Example of citation • In text: (Holt 1997) or Holt (1997) wrote that... • Bibliography: Holt, DH 1997, Management principles and practices, Prentice-Hall, Sydney. • Footnotes:
  17. 17. You do not need to cite if: • The work is your own original creation • It is common knowledge: – The sky is blue – Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain – You use a proverb e.g. “A watched pot never boils!”
  18. 18. If you are not sure Then add a citation
  19. 19. What happens when you are caught plagiarising? • Your work may not be marked • You could fail the subject & it will affect all the subjects you take under that exam board • It can go onto your permanent record • In University you can be expelled • You can face legal action • You can be fined • You can be jailed
  20. 20. What happened to Shia? Well he acknowledged what he had done (sort of)…
  21. 21. But it turned out that he plagiarised that from Lili on Yahoo answers
  22. 22. and finally he apologized
  23. 23. Sources used • • • • • • • • • • • 2014. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/content/1_StudySkills/study_pdf/referencing_footnote.pdf. [Accessed 17 January 2014]. Shia LaBeouf Bares It ALL For New Sigur Ros Vid! | Posh24.com. 2014. Shia LaBeouf Bares It ALL For New Sigur Ros Vid! | Posh24.com. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.posh24.com/hot_news/shia_labeouf_bares_it_all_for_new_sigur_ros_vid. [Accessed 17 January 2014]. Shia LaBeouf Makes Film Based On Daniel Clowes Comic Without Permission. 2014. Shia LaBeouf Makes Film Based On Daniel Clowes Comic Without Permission. [ONLINE] Available at: http://comicsalliance.com/shia-labeof-daniel-clowes-short-film-plagiarism/. [Accessed 17 January 2014]. Shia LaBeouf’s Self-Published Comics May Be a Secret Code from Space. 2014. Shia LaBeouf’s Self-Published Comics May Be a Secret Code from Space. [ONLINE] Available at: http://comicsalliance.com/shia-lebeouf-comic-book/. [Accessed 17 January 2014]. 2001. New Oxford Dictionary of English. Edition. Oxford University Press. Avoiding Plagiarism: Quoting and Paraphrasing. 2014. Avoiding Plagiarism: Quoting and Paraphrasing. [ONLINE] Available at:http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase.html. [Accessed 17 January 2014]. All examples - Harvard citation style - Guides at University of Western Australia. 2014. All examples - Harvard citation style - Guides at University of Western Australia. [ONLINE] Available at:http://guides.is.uwa.edu.au/content.php?pid=43218&sid=318559. [Accessed 17 January 2014]. Plagiarism.org - Best Practices for Ensuring Originality in Written Work. 2014.Plagiarism.org - Best Practices for Ensuring Originality in Written Work. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.plagiarism.org/. [Accessed 17 January 2014]. Avoiding accidental plagiarism - University of Reading . 2014. Avoiding accidental plagiarism - University of Reading . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/studyadvice/Studyresources/Reading/sta-plagiarism.aspx. [Accessed 17 January 2014]. Yahoo Finance. 2014. Shia LaBeouf Apologizes For Comic Book Plagiarism By Skywriting Over Los Angeles. [online] Available at: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/shia-labeouf-apologizes-comic-book-172600852.html [Accessed: 20 Jan 2014].

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