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What is plagiarism?

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robin hill

on 7 October 2013

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Transcript of What is plagiarism?

What is plagiarism?
(And why you should care!)

Plagiarism is the act of presenting the words, ideas, images, sounds, or the creative expression of others as your own.

you have included the words and ideas of others in your work that you neglected to cite,
you have had help you wouldn’t want your teacher to know about,
You have

Students: If......
2 Types of Plagiarism
Copying a friend’s work
Buying or borrowing papers
Cutting and pasting blocks of text from electronic sources without documenting
Media “borrowing”without documentation
Web publishing without permissions of creators
Careless paraphrasing
Poor documentation
Quoting excessively
Failure to use your own “voice”

Rationale for Academic Integrity
When you copy you cheat yourself. You limit your own learning.
The consequences are not worth the risks!
It is only right to give credit to authors whose ideas you use
Citing gives authority to the information you present
Citing makes it possible for your readers to locate your source
Education is not an “us vs. them” game! It’s about learning to learn!
Cheating is unethical behavior

Is It Worth the RISK????
“0” on the assignment
Parent notification
Referral to administrators
Suspension or dismissal from school activities--sports and extracurricular
Note on student record
Loss of reputation among the school community

Quick Review
1. What is plagiarism?
2. Name 3 occurrences of plagiarism (whether intentional or unintentional).
3. What are 3 consequences of plagiarism?

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