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WRITING_STYLE_AND_REFERENCING_TIPS - Plagiarism: What It is...

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Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml NOTE: The examples below are NOT in APA style – so remember to think about how the APA style will be used here. What is Plagiarism and Why is it Important? In college courses, we are continually engaged with other people’s ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. As a result, it is very important that we give credit where it is due. Plagiarism is using others’ ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information. How Can Students Avoid Plagiarism? To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use another person’s idea, opinion, or theory; any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings—any pieces of information—that are not common knowledge; quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words. These guidelines are taken from the Student Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct . To help you recognize what plagiarism looks like and what strategies you can use to avoid it, select one of the following links or scroll down to the appropriate topic. How to Recognize Unacceptable and Acceptable Paraphrases o An Unacceptable Paraphrase o An Acceptable Paraphrase o Another Acceptable Paraphrase Plagiarism and the World Wide Web Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism Terms You Need to Know (or What is Common Knowledge?) How to Recognize Unacceptable and Acceptable Paraphrases Here’s the ORIGINAL text, from page 1 of Lizzie Borden: A Case Book of Family and Crime in the 1890s by Joyce Williams et al.: 1
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The rise of industry, the growth of cities, and the expansion of the population were the three great developments of late nineteenth century American history. As new, larger, steam-powered factories became a feature of the American landscape in the East, they transformed farm hands into industrial laborers, and provided jobs for a rising tide of immigrants. With industry came urbanization the growth of large cities (like Fall River, Massachusetts, where the Bordens lived) which became the centers of production as well as of commerce and trade. Here’s an UNACCEPTABLE paraphrase that is plagiarism: The increase of industry, the growth of cities, and the explosion of the population were three large factors of nineteenth century America. As steam-driven companies became more visible in the eastern part of the country, they changed farm hands into factory workers and provided jobs for the large wave of immigrants. With industry came the growth of large cities like Fall River where the Bordens lived which turned into centers of commerce and trade as well as production. What makes this passage plagiarism?
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WRITING_STYLE_AND_REFERENCING_TIPS - Plagiarism: What It is...

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