Plagiarism (An Introduction). For Centennial High School Students and Teachers by Mrs. Mirka (Teacher Librarian) 2006. Plagiarism. “I found your speech to be good and original. However, the part that was original was not good and the part that was good was not original .
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For Centennial High School Students and Teachers
“I found your speech to be good and original.
However, the part that was original was not good
and the part that was good was not original.
Samuel Johnson 1707- 1784
(And why you should care!)
Plagiarism is using the words, ideas, images, sounds, or the creative expression of others without giving them credit, and then saying that it is your own
Not giving credit for your sources islike robbing the authors of payment for their original work and robbing them of the recognition they deserve for their work
You are also lying to your reader by claiming other people’s work as your own
McAbe, in his study of almost 4,500 students at 25 schools suggests,
cheating is . . . a significant problem in high
school - 74% of the respondents admitted to one or
more instances of serious test cheating and 72%
admitted to serious cheating on written
assignments. Over half of the students admitted
they have engaged in some level of plagiarism
on written assignments using the Internet
Everyone does it!
It’s okay if
I don’t get caught!
I was too busy to
write that paper!
(Job, big game, too much homework!)
I’ve got to get
Is your academic
Kaaya Viswanathan's novel How Opal Mehta Got Wild, Got Kissed and Got a LifePicture: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Kaavya Viswanathan, a gifted Harvard student, came to public attention when her debut novel was reveled to have been plagiarized
Promising young author with a $500,000.00 book deal and a movie deal with Stephen Spielberg loses all!
The Chiffons, one of the most definitive “girl groups” of the 60’s. Album cover: Amazon.com
George Harrison unintentionally copied portions of his hit “My Sweet Lord” from the song “He’s so fine” by the Chiffons
George had to pay $587,000.00 to settle the court case filed against him
Photo from WashingtonSpeakersBureau, 2005
Boston Globe Journalist Mike Barnicle was found to have plagiarized a number of his newspaper articles
Mike Barnicle, considered a top journalist, was fired from his job at the Boston Globe
Is it worth
(Lathrop &Foss, 2000, p.87)