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Transcript of Avoiding Plagiarism-mini
How to avoid plagiarism
Manage your time wisely so that you have time to research, draft, revise, and proofread.
Learn how to incorporate information you get from research into your own writing effectively and responsibly.
Learn how to acknowledge or document sources appropriately.
Learn how to recognize what information needs to be documented.
Why you shouldn't plagiarize
How the Writers' Studio can help
Quick note on documentation
The only way to be certain is to check your syllabus and/or ask your professor what documentation style he or she requires.
Fortunately, once you know, there are many references to guide you.
Some great resources:
HT Writers’ Studio
Diana Hacker, A Writer’s Reference Research and Documentation online
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work, original ideas, or words as your own, without crediting the source.
Some forms of plagiarism
Presenting a paper written by someone else as your own
Presenting someone else’s research as your own
Presenting someone else’s original ideas or expert knowledge as your own
Presenting someone else’s words as your own
Common Examples of Internet-assisted Plagiarism:
Downloading Web pages or articles from the Internet and presenting them as your own work;
Copying sentences, paragraphs or passages from the Internet and pasting them into your paper without crediting the sources;
Buying papers from Internet “paper mills.”
Internet-assisted plagiarism is not hard to detect.
Even musicians who sample another artist's music need to cite their source
Read more: Purdue OWL “Avoiding Plagiarism.”
To cite or not to cite?
Document the source of information that you get from the Internet, email, conversations, class discussions, broadcast media, books, articles and other print sources, songs, films, interviews, etc.
Direct quotes, summaries, and paraphrases all need to be cited.
Document the source of pictures, graphs, illustrations, that you did not create yourself.
Don’t document “common knowledge.”
Don’t document your own experiences, observations, conclusions, thoughts or the results of your own experiments.
a. It is unethical.
b. It robs the plagiarizer of a learning opportunity.
c. Lastly, it can negatively affect your grade and/or standing at the school.
a. We can help you with your writing skills, which can make you a more confident writer
b. We can help you make a plan
c. We can also help you properly cite your sources.
d. We can direct you to other resources.
The HT Writers' Studio is located in J-M 103
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