Don’t do any of the following:• Copy and submit someone else’s work as your own• Buy or borrow papers• Cut and paste without proper documentation• Change words here and there, but copy the original sentence structure• Anything that I missed that would be done with the intent to represent the original work as your own
Unintentional plagiarism• Usually done because student doesn’t understand how to properly cite.• Insufficient paraphrasing•• Poor or inappropriate documentation
Just to confuse you: somethings areconsidered common knowledge and don’tneed to be cited.
If found in five (5) or more sources, the information is considered common knowledge and does not need to be cited Examples: Barack Obama is the 44th President.Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941.Pit Bulls are awesome, despite theirmisrepresentation in the mainstream media.
What is self-plagiarism,otherwise referred to as“double-dipping” your own written work?
It is not okay to “double-up.” Self-plagiarismis using the same(or very near the same) paper for two different classes without permission fromboth instructors to do so.
Summarize by boiling things down to basic concepts. This can mean summing up an entire paragraph in one sentence by just focusing on the skeleton of theideas expressed.
Paraphrase: Express the meaningof a written or spoken passage usingyour own words, words that aredifferent from the original source Play with words and phrases. Reword. Rework. Get creative.
Original PassageDevices in the iPod range areprimarily digital audio playersdesigned around a central clickwheel, although the iPod shufflehas buttons, also. ParaphraseAn iPod is an MP3 player that letsthe listener choose and play musicby using a touch wheel to makeselections. Some versions alsohave buttons.
Be clear.• Mark and properly cite quotations• Paraphrase and summarize information from your sources matter in your own words• Use of own words while taking notes and organizing paper• Highlight or otherwise mark words or sentence structure elements that you need to change when compared to the original source• Cite all information that isn’t common knowledge with in-text, parenthetical citations• Include a References page• Use author’s name as a tag to give credit within a sentence
Cite it all!✔Someone else’s spoken or written content(aka, a quotation)✔Facts or ideas not commonly known (allthe stuff you had to look up)✔Images, statistics, details,observations, descriptions, eye-witnessaccounts, and interviews (pretty mucheverything that didn’t come directly fromyou, yes?)✔Opinions, arguments, and speculationsfrom sources other than yourself✔Detailed content involving descriptiveterms, proper nouns, and names (If youare using someone else’s clever catchphrase, give them props.)