Plagiarism - Two types: Intentional & Patch Plagiarism • Patch plagiarism occurs when you do not take careful notes. This is why you will begin creating an annotated bibliography of your sources as you begin your research.
Dos and Don'ts of Plagiarism • Do not cite well - known facts from reference sources ex. Dates of WWII and your own interviews/personal experiences. • Do cite quotations (short enclosed with quotation marks, long in block quotes). • Summary and paraphrases of an authors ideas/arguments. • Facts not common knowledge. • Ideas not common knowledge (theories, opinions, arguable claims) • Statistics/ Someone else’s research findings (BEWARE)
Summarizing • Stating the main ideas of the entire source • Your summary may be a paragraph or even a sentence • You are putting the main idea of the source in your own words • If it is someone else’s idea, it must be cited
Paraphrasing • Representing the idea (so must be cited) of the source in your own words at about the same length as the original. • Changing a few words in a sentence is not a paraphrase • Cannot be too similar to the original • It is an entire rewriting of the idea from the source, so MUST be cited