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Plagiarism and Referencing

A prezi about information gathering for your Sixth Form studies and avoiding plagiarism.

Annike Dase

on 14 December 2015

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Transcript of Plagiarism and Referencing

What is plagiarism?
Describe a favourite place.
What does it look and feel like?
Use your imagination!
Now give your paper to the person on your left.
Write your name on top of the paper in front of you and give it the title "My best place".
Count the words.
More than 50?
Is everyone happy?
Plagiarism & Referencing
Plagiarism is defined as using
somebody else's work
with no or imcomplete
acknowlegement. When you are
taking the credit for work you
did not do, you are guilty of
plagiarism. And somebody else
is not getting the reward for their
What's the problem with plagiarising? -1
If found out you will lose all marks for your piece of work.
You may be disqualified from sitting an exam in this subject.
You may even be disqualified from the entire qualification.
You could be banned from taking any exams for a number of years.
It's REALLY embarrassing!
Pass the paper to the
front for assessment.
How well
did you
What's the problem with plagiarising? -2
When you plagiarise you do
not KNOW the content.
You cannot talk about it.
You cannot build on it so you'll be stuck on the same level.
You are not contributing YOUR ideas and research to the body of knowledge on this subject.
It's not fair on you
or anybody else.
http://tallshortgirl.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/embarrassed-chimpanzee-pre-matted-c11774369.jpeg [accessed 29.06.2013]
[accessed 29.6.2013]
So instead:
Find information
Check the information!
Want to use the information? Credit the author!
Scenario 1:
You missed a lesson, so you copy some text from your friend's notes and use it in your work. Plagiarism?
Scenario 2:
You buy an essay from the Internet and hand it in as your own work. Plagiarism?
Scenario 3:
You copy a picture or diagram from a website and use it without citing the source. Plagiarism?
Scenario 4: You copy some text from a textbook. Plagiarism?
Scenario 5:
You paraphrase somebody else's text without acknowledgement. Plagiarism?
Scenario 6:
You know what you want to say but don't know how to say it so your parents dictate the text to you. Plagiarism?
Textbooks, Journals, Books, Newspapers, Films...
The Internet - smart searching!
www.plagiarismadvice.org [accessed 29.6.2013]
Pears, R. (2008) Cite them right. Durham: Pear Tree Books
Presentation by Tarter, A.-M and Bradnock, M. at SLA Conference 2010
Use the information to:
stimulate your own thinking
prove your ability to evaluate information
learn something...
This is what unis are looking for.
http://www.jcq.org.uk/homepage.cfm [ accessed: 29.06.2013]
in-text citation = reference
within your text
bibliography = full details of all resources used
at the end of your work
Treat information
with respect!
quote & paraphrase
Harvard style
referencing looks like this:
Books: Author (year of publication) Title. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher

Websites: Author (year of publication) Title. Available at: URL (accessed on date)

Gross, R. (2015) Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour. 7th ed. London: Hodder Education
Activity: In pairs or small groups, put the references in the correct order.
'Mr and Mrs Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.' (J. K. Rowling, 1997, p. 5)

Harry Potter has to live with the Durleys, who are keen to emphasise their ordinariness. (J.K. Rowling, 1997)

Mention of a text:
As can be seen in the first Harry Potter novel, putting children with relatives who do not like them rarely works. (J. K. Rowling, 1997)

BBC Bitesize (2015) Digestive System. Available online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zwqycdm/revision [accessed on: 15.10.2015]

= writing down the author and publication details of a resource
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