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  1. The Evil House of Cheat: And other places your students may be visiting: A plagiarism workshop Gina Calia-Lotz and Susan Cooperstein Loyola Notre Dame Library

  2. Plagiarism is so rampant that history professor Thomas Galambros of Johns Hopkins says he doesn't even punish it anymore. "I just leave those people alone and deal with the ones who want to learn," he says. "Otherwise I'm wasting my time." Baltimore Sun, March 10,2002

  3. “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 to one of his students From the plagiarism workshop at Central Michigan University

  4. [f. as PLAGIARY + -ISM.]  1. The action or practice of plagiarizing; the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one's own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of another. [ad. L. plagiarius one who abducts the child or slave of another, a kidnapper; a seducer; also (Mart. i. 53. 9) a literary thief. Cf. late L. plagium kidnapping, plagiare to kidnap. So F. plagiaire (16th c.) a plagiarist.]  1. A kidnapper, a man-stealer. Obs. Oxford English Dictionary (Idea from Writing with Sources, Harvard University)

  5. When you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research. Wilson Mizner

  6. What Tips You Off? • Language • Writing style • Allusions • Student quality • Paper format • Old citations or library doesn’t own

  7. Why do students plagiarize? • They don’t know what plagiarism is. • Procrastination. • Fear of failure/pressure for grades. • Cultural definitions of cheating or of appropriate academic behavior. • Don’t care about the class

  8. Photocopiers rather than notetaking encourage plagiarism. Ball point pens over quills encourage plagiarism. Shoot, libraries encourage plagiarism, if access and convenience is what encourages it. Barbara Fister on BI-L

  9. Where do students get papers? • Free sites • Fee sites • Swap sites • Internet • Custom papers written to order • Other students • Print sources

  10. Types of Plagiarism • Accidental plagiarism • Deliberate plagiarism

  11. Types of Plagiarism • Accidental plagiarism. • Not using quotation marks when appropriate. • Changing just a few words. • Not giving credit for another’s ideas.

  12. Types of Plagiarism • Deliberate plagiarism. • Copying a paper from the net. • Cutting and pasting from sources. • Submitting a paper from a paper mill. • Handing in a paper done in another class. • Using another student’s paper.

  13. How do we detect plagiarism? • Try putting a string of words in a search engine, such as Yahoo, Google,or Altavista. • Use a detection service, such as EduTie or Turnitin. • Check the paper mills. • Try a proprietary database. • Don’t forget print sources.

  14. Problems with Detection Services • They are not foolproof. • Their use can be demoralizing. • They are expensive and time consuming. • Do they deter plagiarism????

  15. May the SOURCE be with you. Subtitle of an article by Macrae and Bodenhausen

  16. Encouraging Academic Integrity • Please refer to handout Some Suggestions for Encouraging Academic Integrity