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Plagiarism

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by Lora Cowell on 2 February 2014

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Transcript of Plagiarism

In the good old days…
hand copied = still work
library skills needed
...or cash and a "contact"
The information age…
cut-n-paste is painless
paper mills are everywhere
(and tempting!)
copyright?
paraphrase?
quotation?
common knowledge?
citation?
...own it!
...summarize it!
...write it!
Try this....
If the existence of a signing ape was unsettling for linguists, it was also startling news for animal behaviorists (Davis 26).
The existence of a signing ape unsettled linguists and startled animal behaviorists (Davis, 26).
Plagiarism
If the presence of a sign-language-using chimp was disturbing for scientists studying language, it was also surprising to scientists studying animal behavior (Davis, 26).
According to Flora Davis, linguists and animal behaviorists were unprepared for the news that a chimp could communicate with its trainers through sign language (Davis, 26).
consider the question...
cut-and-paste the right way...
...keep a working citation list...
paraphrase blind...
let your ideas control your writing...
“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 (1709-1784)
Professor's Point-of-View
if you buy a paper?
if you borrow a paper
paper mills or ghost writers
a favor from a friend
copy without quoting
paraphrase w/o citing
it's common knowledge
my opinion, my reaction, my analysis
personal anecdotes
What is...
< 20%
of words
of ideas
of structure
the read aloud test
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. …
87 years ago our ancestors formed a new country in North America, created in Liberty and committed to the equality of all people.

Now we are fighting a great civil war, testing if that country, or any country, so created and committed, can survive.
theft of
words
structure
ideas
plagiarism???
THEFT
Avoiding plagiarism?
...know who!
get to know the author's ideas...
take good notes...
track your own ideas...
keep quotes short and precise...
use paraphrase indicators...
lazy daze and nights
losing track of who
my proposed solutions
Is it mine?
Is it stolen?
The existence of a signing ape unsettled linguists and startled animal behaviorists (Davis, 26).
plagiarized!
If the presence of a sign-language-using chimp was disturbing for scientists studying language, it was also surprising to scientists studying animal behavior (Davis, 26).
plagiarized!
According to Flora Davis, linguists and animal behaviorists were unprepared for the news that a chimp could communicate with its trainers through sign language (Davis, 26).
paraphrased
"your own words?"
essential wording
If the existence of a signing ape was unsettling for linguists, it was also startling news for animal behaviorists (Davis 26).
If the existence of a signing ape was unsettling for linguists, it was also startling news for animal behaviorists (Davis 26).
If the existence of a signing ape was unsettling for linguists, it was also startling news for animal behaviorists (Davis 26).
If the existence of a signing ape was unsettling for linguists, it was also startling news for animal behaviorists (Davis 26).
If the existence of a signing ape was unsettling for linguists, it was also startling news for animal behaviorists (Davis 26).
Consider the....
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