The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad CITATION! St. Agnes Junior High January 2012
Overview • What is Plagiarism? • In-Text Citation • Quotations • Paraphrase • Summarize • Reference List • Resources
The PLAGUE of Plagiarism • “They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.” • Sir Richard Burton, British writer, explorer, linguist, etc. • Whether by accident or on purpose, using information without giving credit is wrong…
Why Do We Plagiarize? • “But their words are better” • Making the grade • “Everyone else is doing it…” • Poor planning • “I was just copying my notes” • “I couldn’t find the source”
Common Knowledge? • Ask yourself: • “Would I know this information if I hadn’t read it in a book or seen it online?” • If the answer in NO, then it is important to show where you found your information ? Pandion haliaetus
How do I give credit? • Many different styles • APA • MLA • Chicago • Many different places • In-text citation • Reference list
Quotations • Always include the author’s last name and the year it was written • If information is from a book, please include the page number! According to Smith (2012), “Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time” (p. 101). She stated, “Students often had difficulty using APA style” (Smith, 2012, p. 101), which has certainly been my experience. Smith's (2012) study found the following: Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time citing sources. This difficulty could be attributed to the fact that many students failed to check a style manual or to ask their teacher for help. (p. 101)
Paraphrase or Summarize • Always include the author’s last name and the year it was written • Page number is helpful, but not entirely necessary According to Smith (2012), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners. APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Smith, 2012, p. 101). Save yourself work by using your own words!
ONE Author TWO Authors Smith Smith & Smith (Smith & Smith, 2012, p. 101) (Smith, 2012, p. 101) Author, Author? FOUR Authors Smith, Smith, Smith & Smith (Smith, Smith, Smith & Smith, 2012, p. 101)
SIX Authors Smith et al. (Smith et al., 2012, p. 101) Author, Author?
That List Thingy @ the END • You can call it your ‘References’ or ‘Bibliography’ page • List alphabetically • Usually includes: • Author • Date • Title
Basic Format Examples Book Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher. Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address Web Site Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, p. A1. Newspaper Articles Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/