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Unformatted text preview: 3/30/11 Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism Nancy Bou Ayyash Caroline Wilkinson 3/30/11 To assist students in understanding The R om an poet M ar tial extended the m eaning of the Latin w or d plagiar ics (kidnapper ) to indicate the theft of w or ds as w ell as of slaves The technical ter m for stealing someone elses intellectual pr oper ty (T eaching I nfor mation 3/30/11 Students can Avoid Plagiar ism 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). 3/30/11 Many I nstr uct ors Think Students Plagiar ize 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. 3/30/11 Ter ms like intentional and unintentional plagiar ism explain why many students plagiar ize. Intentional plagiarism-ease of information retrieval, poor time management Unintentional Plagiarism- confusion about terminology, confusion about expectations,misconceptions about plagiarism 3/30/11 We think teaching the t er m common knowledge and the complexities of this ter m , Clear examples of common knowledge names of leaders of prominent nations basic scientific laws fundamental concepts in a discipline 3/30/11...
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