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Understanding Plagiarism

A presentation for middle school students on how to avoid plagiarism

Nicole Zumpano

on 14 September 2016

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Transcript of Understanding Plagiarism


What is plagiarism
Types of plagiarism
When to cite, when to not cite
Citing sources
How to avoid plagiarism
Resources for students
Kahoot Quiz
What is Plagiarism?
What key element is
missing from all of
these examples?
I Cite?

Need to be Cited
Citing Sources
How to Avoid

Resources for

As defined by Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and cited by plagiarism.org, the term 'plagiarism' means
to steal or claim the words of another as your own
to use someone else's work without crediting them
to present as new and original an idea that exists from another source
This is Plagiarism...
turning in someone's work and claiming it's your own
copying words or ideas without giving credit
failing to put a quote in quotation marks
misleading the reader with false information about a source
changing words but copying the sentence structure without giving credit
copying & pasting text from the Internet and not providing credit
reordering the elements of text without citation
incorporating an idea heard in a conversation without citation
using your own past material as a new idea without citation
paying someone else to do your work without citation
Do you have to cite every fact you use?
A citation is a way to tell your readers where you received your information.
It usually includes:
-the author's name
-the title of the work
-the publishing company
-the date of publication
-specific page numbers you borrowed from
to Cite

*when you use quotes
*when you paraphrase
*when you use someone else's idea
*when you specifically reference other work
footnotes (at the
bottom of the page,
usually a thought related
to the sentence)*
end note*
*footnotes and end notes cite specific
passages while bibliographies cite
resources for the whole document
words or ideas presented in media (books, magazines, movies, Internet, etc.)
information you gained through an interview or conversation with someone (in person, over the phone, through email)
when you copy the exact words of someone
when you use or repost any electronic media (images, audio, video, etc.)
writing about your personal experiences, your own observations, your own thoughts or conclusions about a subject
writing about results from a field or lab experiment you conducted
using your own artwork, digital photographs, video, audio
when using "common knowledge", urban legends, common observations (i.e. the sun is hot, the sky is blue, etc.)
always use "quotations"
and the author's name
restate the concept in your
own words while including
the author's name
try to write about the topic using your
memory and notes- don't focus on
looking at the original
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See the star?
Fill out the study
guide question!
Questions for Mrs. Zumpano?
depends on the type of work
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