Plagiarism. A Presentation by Texas Woman’s University Writing Program. What is Plagiarism?. Plagiarism:
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"Pla-gia-rism" 1. The unauthorized use of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own. 2. Something used and represented in this manner." (Webster's 1032). Most of us either know or have a sense of when we are plagiarizing (intentionally or not) another’s work
Plagiarism constitutes an act of fraud, deception, and academic dishonesty. There are several ways to plagiarize:
“Academic writing in American institutions is filled with rules that writers often don’t know how to follow. A working knowledge of these rules, however, is critically important; inadvertent mistakes can lead to charges of plagiarism or the unacknowledged use of somebody else’s words or ideas. While other cultures may not insist so heavily on documenting sources, American institutions do. A charge of plagiarism can have severe consequences, including expulsion from a university.” (http://owl.english.purdue.edu)
To Avoid plagiarism, you must acknowledge:
Why use quotations, paraphrases, and summaries?
Quotations, paraphrases, and summaries serve many purposes. You might use them to . . .
Which one is the plagiarized one?
Information and Example from: Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writer’s of Term papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th Edition. IL: UCP, 2000.
Questions presented and answered by Dr. Margaret Procter, Coordinator, Writing Support, and administered by Jerry Plotnick at University of Toronto
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