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Avoiding Plagiarism

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Amanda Pel

on 18 May 2011

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Transcript of Avoiding Plagiarism

PLAGIARISM you wouldn't steal someone's tv,
so why would you steal ideas? WHAT? AVOID IT! RESOURCES (from www.plagiarism.org) turning in someone else's work as your own

copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit

failing to put a quotation in "quotation marks"

giving incorrect information about your source

changing words but copying the sentence

structure of a source without giving credit

copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not Turn paper writing on its head! Create your bibliography
BEFORE
you start writing! STEPS FOR RESEARCH:
1. Find resources
2. Make a bibliography
3. Take two column notes as you go
4. Organize your notes
5. Write your paper with citations Use two column notes! your words, their ideas WHEN? you use the same words anytime you've opened a book or website, watched something on tv or learned in any other fashion...
...if you don't cite it, it's plagiarism. WHY CITE? support your argument lead your reader to resources show off your research efforts Someone else wrote it better I was too disorganized WHY NOT? My teacher will not give me credit I'm too lazy I don't know how Notes My Thoughts Resource
Number 1 7 3 plagiarism is not common knowledge information if I already know it,
it is my own
knowledge.
Ex. how to use a fork Bibliographies can be
created online this would make
writing a bibliography
so much easier and it
would take signifi-
cantly less time! Plagiarism is a serious
offense. It can get you
kicked out of university avoiding it is a good
skill to learn now! http://www.easybib.com/ http://citationmachine.net/ http://www.bibme.org/ http://www.quickcite.it/ so you're not
breaking the law According to www.plagiarism.net (2011), writing about information that is common knowledge is not plagiarism. This means that things that you already know, like how to use a fork or the importance of education, do not need citations. Bibliographies can be made online (Collins, 2008), which would make writing a bibliography easier and faster. Learning how to cite your sources is incredibly important because "plagiarism is a serious offense" (UBC, 2011).
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