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Plagiarism. By Mrs. Whiteford OLPH School. Definition from Dictionary.com. plagiarism n 1: “a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work 2: the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own”.

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Plagiarism

Plagiarism

By Mrs. Whiteford

OLPH School


Definition from dictionary com

Definition from Dictionary.com

  • plagiarism

  • n 1: “a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work 2: the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own”


In other words

In other words….

Plagiarism is taking someone else’s exact words and pretending they are your words.


When is it ok to plagiarize

When is it OK to plagiarize?


Plagiarism

NEVER!


Examples of plagiarism

Examples of plagiarism

  • Copying homework from another student and turning in as your own with or without permission.


Plagiarism

  • Copying work off the Internet and turning it in as your own.

  • Buying work from a papermill off the Internet.

  • Copying off work and not providing proper documentation.


Why do student s do it

Why do student’s do it?

  • Pressure to perform for grades

  • Others are doing it why can’t I?

  • Lack of time to get the work done


What if i do it by accident

What if I do it by accident?

  • It is still wrong!

  • You will still suffer the consequences.


Severe consequences

Severe Consequences

  • High Schools may suspend, fail you and possibly expel you if you are a repeat offender.


Colleges

Colleges…

  • Fail you for the whole course.

  • Make a notation on your transcript (EX. University of Md XF Factor)

  • Expel you without giving you a second chance.


What can i do

What can I do?

  • Use quotation marks when you are quoting someone else’s statement.

    For example-

    President Bush said. "Now it's time to bring this important tool of fiscal discipline to Washington, D.C."


Practice practice practice

Practice, Practice, Practice…

  • Practice reading a passage, putting it away and then typing it in your own words.

  • If you are copying and pasting to your notes, change the font to red or a different color. This will alert you that it is work that is not original and must be re-worded.


Plagiarism

  • Use quotes

  • Keep good notes.

  • Always include a Bibliography


Bibliography page

Bibliography Page

  • Always include a Bibliography page citing all the resources used.

  • Cite everything including pictures and images from the Internet.

  • Remember, that including a Bibliography does not allow you to copy word by word.

  • It is NEVER acceptable to copy work unless it is in quotes.


Discussion from cybersmart com

Discussion (from Cybersmart.com)

  • “Samantha copies a Web page into her Word processor and adds her own first sentence then turns it in to her teacher. Is that OK? Why or why not?”


Plagiarism

  • “Marybeth spends a lot of time searching the Internet. She finds a great drawing on a site and uses it for her Social Studies report. What does she have to do for it to be OK to include?”


Internet tools to help create a bibliography

Internet tools to help create a Bibliography

  • www.easybib.com

  • www.noodletools.com

  • www.citationmachine.net


Bibliography

Bibliography

"Copying not allowed." CyberSmart. 22 Feb. 2006. 05 Mar. 2006 <www.cybersmart.com>.

Pickler, Nedra. "Bush presses for veto power." Baltimore Sun.com. 6 Mar. 2006. Associated Press. 6 Mar. 2006 <www.baltimoresun.com>.


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