Plagiarism Guide - Overview Plagiarism is presenting...

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Overview Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s ideas as your own. Whether accidental or intentional, plagiarism is a serious violation of the Student Code of Conduct and carries significant consequences. Understanding what plagiarism is will help you create original work without worrying about possible penalties. The topics above will help you understand plagiarism so that you can avoid plagiarizing in written assignments. Plagiarism Checker/Sanctions Warning Update Students are required to submit only their own original work with proper citation of third party sources quoted in that work. The University's Plagiarism Checker includes a database of all past papers submitted by students. Submission of copied or purchased assignments is likely to be caught by Turnitin and the resulting sanctions under the Code of Conduct can include a failing course grade, suspension, or expulsion from the University. Causes of Plagiarism In many cases, plagiarism is a result of students not allowing enough time to complete an assignment. Because of time constraints, students might find it easier to plagiarize than to follow the correct steps to create an effective written assignment. Two of the most common causes of plagiarism are missing citations for information obtained from a source or missing quotation marks for a direct quotation. See the information about both rules listed below: Rule 1: Use a citation for someone else’s ideas that are not common knowledge when your words are different from those in the source. Rule 2: Include a citation for ideas that are not your own. Rule 3: Include a citation with a direct quotation. Rule 4: Use quotation marks for words or phrases copied directly from a source. (Include quotation marks if you copy more than two words from a source.) Rule 5: Avoid the mistake of using a citation and copying some of the phrasing directly from a source without including quotation marks. DOCUMENTING SOURCES FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: This section identifies sources that require documentation within a paper. Documentation must be placed both within the text and at the end of the paper on the reference page. However, sources that cannot be retrieved by the reader (e.g., personal communications) are placed only within the text and should not be included in the references at the end of the paper. All sources used in researching information must be mentioned within the text unless the information obtained from the source is common knowledge. Documenting sources communicates to the reader which ideas are yours and which ideas came from another source. See the answers to the following questions for more information about documenting sources. WHY SHOULD SOURCES BE DOCUMENTED?
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Sources must be documented within a paper so that you can give credit to the author for ideas and quotations that are not your own. If you don’t document sources, you have plagiarized another’s words or ideas. Plagiarism, whether accidental or intentional, carries serious consequences.
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course ENG 101 eng 101 taught by Professor Marywebbs during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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