Plagiarism Assignment - What is Plagiarism? "I stood...

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What is Plagiarism? "I stood on the shoulders of giants.” - Isaac Newton 1. Using your own work submitted for another class without the instructor's approval. How many times can you use the same paper or speech? The answer – you cannot, unless you substantially add to the research and the writing. Maybe there's a way you can use the same topic, but build a more sophisticated understanding of its complexities. 2. Using the exact words from a published source without quotation marks or attribution (citing) is plagiarism. Exact words are very personal and belong to the person who said them. Plagiarism is like taking a Beatles song, recording it, and then telling the world that you wrote it. The music community would not tolerate it, neither will the academic community. 3. Not giving an author credit for ideas, the organization of those ideas, graphic representations, or the specific use of words and phrases is plagiarism. Sorry, you cannot simply drop a few words, do some rearranging, borrow a graph or claim a witty phrase as your own. What you can do is quote the creative expression or phrase, explain what the author meant in your own words—and then give him or her credit for the ideas. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course COMST 102 taught by Professor Idk during the Spring '07 term at Washington State University .

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