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Plagiarism Lesson

This presentation is for a lesson on Plagiarism, designed for 6th grade

Jamie Daniels

on 12 October 2010

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Transcript of Plagiarism Lesson

Plagiarism My favorite person in the world! My teacher told me I failed this assignment. Can you help me figure out why?!? I have no idea what I did wrong!! What did I do wrong? What is plagiarism? "According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means

-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 an idea or product derived from an existing source.
-In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward."

(http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_what_is_plagiarism.html) Ok, now I know what Plagiarism is, so how can I avoid it? "A "citation" is the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find that source again." (http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_what_is_citation.html)

A standard citation includes:

-information about the author
-the title of the work
-the name and location of the company that published
-the date your copy was published
-the page numbers of the material you are borrowing


Make sure you check with your teacher to verify how she wants you to cite When do I need to cite a source? You need to cite a source whenever you use the words, ideas, or images from someone else. Some examples of when you MUST cite include:

-Whenever you are using a quotes
-Whenever you paraphrase from another document
-Whenever you express an idea that someone has already stated
-Whenever you make reference to someone else's work
-Whenever you have used someone else's reference to complete your work
-Whenever you use an image on a presnetation or paper

When in doubt, Cite it!! What is common knowledge? "Common knowledge: facts that can be found in numerous places and are likely to be known by a lot of people." (http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml#strategies)

Example: Obama is the President of the United States

You wouldn't need to cite this source because it is common knowledge.

For most common knowledge, you do not need to document this fact. Why do I need to cite? Stealing someone's work is illegal, whether it was intentional or not.There are several reasons why you should cite:

- Shows the amount of research you have completed
-Shows respect to the people you are researching
-Shows you have evidence to support your points
-Can point readers to more information on the topic you are researching
-It's the right thing to do! Let's test our new knowledge on Plagiarism! http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/ Is plagiarism happening? Articles sources:
1.http://tweetmeme.com/story/923276402/wisin-and-yandel-accused-of-committing-news-and-latin-music-news-onlinesalsacom 2.http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8570.html 3.http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2003/9/29/dershowitz-accused-of-plagiarism-a-depaul/ 21st Century Learner Standard:
1.3.1 Respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers
1.3.3 Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gatherine and using information http://jamiethomp.edu.glogster.com/myfavoriteperson/ http://jamiethomp.edu.glogster.com/favoritepersonclarifications/
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