PLAGIARISM. Plagiarism is the act of presenting the words, ideas, images, sounds, or the creative expression of others as your own. Adapted from What is Plagiarism PowerPoint http://mciu.org/~spjvweb/plagiarism.ppt. Intentional Copying someone’s work (language, ideas)
Plagiarism is the act of presenting the words, ideas, images, sounds, or the creative expression of others as your own.
Adapted from What is Plagiarism PowerPoint
Copying someone’s work
Buying or borrowing papers
Cutting and pasting blocks of text from electronic sources without documenting
Media “borrowing”without documentation
Web publishing without permissions of creators
Failure to use your own “voice”Two types of plagiarism:
Is your academic
“New York Times Exposes Fraud of Own Reporter.” ABC News Online. 12 May, 2003.http://www.pbs.org/newshour/newshour_index.html
CNN Article AP. 26 Nov. 2001
Channel One Article AP. 27 Nov. 2002
New York Times, July 14, 2003
Do NOT have to be documented.
If you see a fact in three or more sources, and you are fairly certain your readers already know this information, it is likely to be “common knowledge.”
But when in doubt, cite!
original ideas without
is plagiarism too!
If I change a
few words, I’m okay, right?
To blend source materials in with your own, making sure your own voice is heard.
Learn the conventions of APA Style documentation, and use them correctly in the text of your paper and in your Reference List at the end.
Quotations are the exact words of an author, copied directly from a source, word for word. Quotations must be cited!
Use quotations when:
Paraphrasing means rephrasing the words of an author, putting his/her thoughts in your own words. When you paraphrase, you rework the source’s ideas, words, phrases, and sentence structures with your own. Like quotations, paraphrased material must be followed with in-text documentation and cited on your Works-Cited page.
Cambridge College’s “APA Style Instructions”
Go to Cambridge College Website > Student Services > Library Services > Reference Resources > Writing Research Papers
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 5th edition
Purdue University’s online writing lab
“APA Formatting” on the Information Research and Technology website
Go to NITE 2006: ILP Boot Camp