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Yang Li

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Transcript of Plagiarism

Introduction (Christa)
Definition of Plagiarism is:

an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language or thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as their own.
Consequences (Sarah)
While plagiarism is very well known in the education system, that does not mean it should be taken lightly.

Ways to avoid Plagiarism (Bryan)
Useful ways to help you avoid plagiarism
Brinkman, William J, and Alton F. Sanders. Ethics in a Computing Culture: Bo Brinkman and Alton F. Sanders. Boston, MA: Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 2013. Print.
CSUS. "Could I Rationally Act on My Maxim in the PSW?" KANTIAN ETHICS. CSUS, n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2013. <http://www.csus.edu/indiv/g/gaskilld/ethics/Kantian Ethics.htm>.
Driscoll, Dana L., and Allen Brizee. "Welcome to the Purdue OWL." Purdue OWL: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing. Purdue Online Writing Lab, 15 Feb. 2013. Web. 27 Nov. 2013. <https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/1/>.
IThenticate. "6 Consequences of Plagiarism." 6 Consequences of Plagiarism. IParadigms, LLC, n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2013. <http://www.ithenticate.com/resources/6-consequences-of-plagiarism>.
LIB. "What Is Plagiarism?" What Is Plagiarism? Legacy, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2013. <http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/whatisplag.php>.
Writing Center. "How to Avoid Plagiarism." Avoiding Plagiarism: Quoting and Paraphrasing. University of Wisconsin, 12 July 2012. Web. 27 Nov. 2013. <http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_plagiarism.html>.
Use quotes if you use authors specific words
Put the entire quote in quotations
Don't over quote in your papers
Credit author in the same sentence as the quote.
Reference the work used in a bibliography
Summarize the quote in few words
Use your own words
Make sure it is different from original

Quick thinking
I understand when someone doesn't think when they use something from someone else, that they should record it and identify when they do.
Common Sense
Give credit when credit is due!

This will help reduce the rates of plagiarism in schools.

Intro to our project:)
Adding to the Debt
Legal Cost
Very serious offense.
Prison Sentence?
Professional writers be aware.
Destroy College Career
Suspension & Expulsion
Very little mercy
Transcipt branded

Professional Career
Work is still under a microscope in your profession.
Lose your Job.
Lose the ability to not find a job.
School is already too expensive!
True authors of the work are cashing in on your mistakes.
Professional Scenes experience as well.
Consequences Conclusion
Is it worth all this trouble?
Consequences of plagiarism

Ways to avoid it

Ethicallity of Plagiarism
Intro continued...
Act Utilitarianism: No!
Rule Utilitarianism: No!
"Rigorous compliance with the rules will maximize happiness providing the rules are selected properly." (Brinkman, William J, and Alton F. Sanders)
Kantianism: No!
"The rightness or wrongness of actions does not depend on their consequences but on whether they fulfill our duty." (KANTIAN ETHICS)
Is plagiarism ethically wrong? (Yang)
Cultural Relativism: it depends...
"The only way to judge an act is to examine an act is to examine the consequence of that act." (Brinkman, William J, and Alton F. Sanders)
No objective way to evaluate cultures / Morality must therefore be evaluated relative to given culture (Brinkman, William J, and Alton F. Sanders)
Use authors as a means to an end
The happiness of
Teachers ↑
Any violation to the rule will reduce the total happiness

School rule protects intellectual property of authors and encourages creativity of students
Suppose your improper paraphrasing got caught by a Plagiarism detecter...
In western cultures, individual benefits are emaphasized over social benefits.
In asian cultures, individuals are obliged to share their developments with society.
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