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3/30/11 Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism Nancy Bou Ayyash Caroline Wilkinson
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3/30/11 To assist students in understanding plagiarism, it is important to introduce and The Roman poet Martial extended the meaning of the Latin word plagiarics (kidnapper) to indicate the theft of words as well as of slaves” “The technical term for stealing someone else’s intellectual property” (T eaching I nformation Literacy 41)
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3/30/11 Students can Avoid Plagiarism by Understanding the Concept of Patchwriting . Howard defines patchwriting as “copying from a source text and then deleting some words, altering grammatical structures, or plugging in one-for-one synonym-substitutes. If you submit work that is patchwritten, you will have done poor writing and will get a commensurately poor grade” (“ Pentimento ” 237).
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3/30/11 Many Instructors Think Students Plagiarize for Two Reasons . An absence of ethics An ignorance of citation conventions Howard argues that plagiarism usually happens because of an unfamiliarity with terms and concepts.
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3/30/11 Terms like intentional and unintentional plagiarism explain why many students plagiarize. Intentional plagiarism-ease of information retrieval, poor time management Unintentional Plagiarism- confusion about terminology, confusion about expectations,misconceptions about plagiarism
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3/30/11 We think teaching the term common knowledge and the complexities of this term , Clear examples of common knowledge names of leaders of prominent nations basic scientific laws fundamental concepts in a discipline
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