wk4_Plagiarism Notes

wk4_Plagiarism Notes - Amy S. Van Epps Engineering Librarian

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Amy S. Van Epps Engineering Librarian vanepa@purdue.edu 496-7680
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lagiarism – hat is it? Plagiarism what is it? our definitions ± Your definitions ± Purdue University is a special kind of academic dishonesty y …is a special kind of academic dishonesty in which one person steals another person’s ideas or words and falsely presents them as the plagiarist’s own product.” 1 ± Why talk about avoiding it?
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rminology Terminology ± Quote n exact word for word copy of something someone else y An exact, word for word copy, of something someone else has said or written 2 ± Paraphrase y Restating the ideas from a source in your own words. Putting an idea in your own words does not make it yours 2 ummary ± Summary y Similar to a paraphrase, only shorter and not as closely tied to the structure of the original material 2 ± Citation y Identification of the source for the ideas or text which has been included in your paper as a quote, paraphrase or summary 2
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itations Citations hy add citations? ± Why add citations? void plagiarism y Avoid plagiarism y Ground your research in the work of others xpress your understanding of the existing y Express your understanding of the existing literature and its relation to your work
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o citations needed ? No citations needed… ? ± Common Knowledge y Clean energy sources include biopower, solar electricity, wind power, and fuel cells. y ohn F. Kennedy was elected President of the John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in 1960. ± Your own ideas y Results of research studies you conducted. y Conclusions or synthesis resulting from search and reading. research and reading. ± The Web? UST BE CITED MUST BE CITED
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pes of Plagiarism Types of Plagiarism ± Direct plagiarism y Sloppy work; unable to find another way to say it so you don’t change it orrowing work from other students ± Borrowing work from other students y Fraternity files, reusing an assignment from another student from an earlier version of the course, purchased papers sufficient Paraphrasing ± Insufficient Paraphrasing y Just changing a few words into synonyms is not sufficient ague or Incorrect Citations ± Vague or Incorrect Citations y Unintentional plagiarism ± Mosaic Plagiarism a.k.a. Patchworking y Changing a few words and rearranging the sections of the text without citation; stringing excessive quotes together
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ecognizing Plagiarism Recognizing Plagiarism irect Plagiarism ± Direct Plagiarism y Often the easiest to notice since the writing style differs considerably from the author of the rest of the paper y Most noticeable in papers written by students who don’t write well in English y Typically easy to find the original source by utting a unique section of text into Google putting a unique section of text into Google
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xample 3 - rrect Example correct When the hero of a fairy "When the hero of a fairy tale is the youngest child, or is specifically called "the dummy" or " impleton" at the start tale is the youngest child, or is specifically called
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