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College Policy, Student Work, APA Style

Julie Wade

on 22 January 2015

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Plagiarism, School Policy, and Student Work:
Don't do it!

What is it?

"Includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another
person, without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the
unacknowledged use of materials such as term papers or other academic materials prepared by a person other than the submitting student" (University of West Georgia, 2014).
Useful Websites
College Papers in MLA Format


Useful Websites:

The Purdue Online Writing Lab:

World's Most Accurate Grammar Checker:

What is Plagiarism?:
Reading (
obviously it is not your work!
) something and then putting it into your own words.
Usually it takes practice to summarize.
Unintentional Plagiarism:
plagiarism that results from the disregard for proper scholarly procedures.

Examples of Unintentional Plagiarism:
Failure to cite a source that is not common knowledge.
Failure to "quote" or block quote author's exact words, even if documented.
Failure to put a paraphrase in your own words, even if documented.
Failure to put a summary in your own words, even if documented.
Failure to be loyal to a source.
School Code of Conduct
Possible consequences:
Assignment automatically a zero
Automatic failure of course
Reported to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for academic dishonesty
Most likely expelled from school

How do you know?
If it is not your original idea, you most likely used someone else's idea.
Cite if you used someone else's idea.
Cite if you used a quote.
If in doubt or unsure, CITE!
Types of Quotations
Blocked quote (lengthy, indented)
Tag introduces short quote
Complete sentence introduces short quote
Blended quotation (partial quote)
Indirect quotes (paraphrasing)
Sample MLA Paper
English Writing Lab
Bainbridge State College. (2010). Plagiarism: How to avoid it. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com
Duke University. (n.d.). Intentional plagiarism. Retrieved from https://plagiarism.duke.edu/
Glasbergen, R. (2008). http://jackdurish.com/uploads/2/8/4/8/2848503/2784128_orig.gif
Glasbergen, R. (2009). http://www.glasbergen.com/?s=plagiarism&submit=Search
Grammarly. (n.d.). World's best grammar checker. Retreived from http://www.grammarly.com
Khan, J. (n.d.) Sample APA paper for students interested in learning APA style 6th edition. Retrieved from https://westga.view.usg.edu/d2l/le/content/825341/fullscreen/11718791/View
Plagiarism. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster's online dictionary online. Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarism
Plagiarism 101. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/types-of-plagiarism/
The Purdue Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). Purdue online writing lab. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
What is plagiarism? (n.d.) Retrieved from www.plagiarism.org
University of West Georgia. (2014). University of West Georgia student code of conduct 2014-2015. Carrollton, GA: Author.
Plagiarism Made Easy:
From the website plagiarism.org: "What is plagiarism" (n.d.):
"Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense. "
"In other words,
is an
act of fraud
. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward."
("What is plagiarism", n.d.)
to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
to use (another's production) without crediting the source
to commit literary theft
to present as new and original idea or product derived from an existing source
According to
("Plagiarism", n.d.)
Julie Wade
Types of Plagiarism
Mashup (multiple sources)
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How to Avoid Plagiarism
Intentional Plagiarism:
claiming sole authorship of a work that you know to have been largely written by someone else.

Examples of Intentional Plagiarism:
Purchasing a pre-written paper (either by mail or electronically).
Letting someone else write part or all of a paper for you.
Paying someone else to write part or all of a paper for you.
Submitting as your own someone else's unpublished work (including a computer program or algorithm), either with or without permission.
Submitting as your own, work done jointly by a group in which you may have participated.
Submitting work done by you, but for another class or another purpose without documenting that it was previously used.
Creating phony citations.
(Duke University, n.d.)
(Duke Unuversity, n.d.)
(University of West Georgia, 2014)
Check out this website!
It is a must see!!!
(Glasbergen, 2009)
(Glasbergen, 2008)
(Bainbridge State College, 2010)
To learn proper MLA citation, refer to www.mla.org or
The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
, (7th ed.).
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