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									PLAGIARISM


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PLAGIARISM
What  is plagiarism?
Why does it happen?
Strategies to avoid it.
Our school’s policy.
WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?
There are many definitions of
  plagiarism, all of which say a
  similar thing. The Toronto
  District School Board defines it
  as follows:

“Plagiarism comes from
  the Latin word for
  Kidnapper. It is the act
  of using or passing off
  someone else’s ideas or
  words as your own….”
WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?
ACCORDING TO SIMCOE COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

                          Plagiarism is presenting
                           the intellectual or
                           creative work of
                           someone else as your
                           own.
                          For example:
                          words
                          ideas
                          data
                          images
                          opinions
                          charts
WHY DOES PLAGIARISM
HAPPEN?
   Temptation of Paper Mills - availability of
    complete essays, reports, and other
    resources through sites such as School
    Sucks.com and Screw-Essays.com.

   Cut and Paste world of research.

   Overloaded workload and expectations.
WHY DOES PLAGIARISM
HAPPEN?
           Fear of Inadequate
            Writing Ability.
           Low Priority
            assignments.
           Just Because
            students believe
            they can get away
            with it.
HOW DO STUDENTS
PLAGIARIZE?
                   Copying a friend’s
 OTHER
PEOPLE’S            homework or project
 WORK       MY
           WORK    Using an essay from
                    another course/source
                   Copying and pasting
                    from an online database,
                    electronic encyclopedias
                    or the internet
 HOW DO STUDENTS
 PLAGIARISM?

 OTHER
                   Quoting from a source
PEOPLE’S            without proper citation
 WORK
            MY
           WORK    Paraphrasing a source
                    without proper citation
                   Presenting another
                    person’s ideas as your
                    own
STRATEGIES
TO AVOID PLAGIARISM
 Learngood Note-
 Taking Strategies

 Learn proper
 Citation and
 Documentation
NOTE-TAKING STRATEGIES
TO AVOID PLAGIARISM
   Be sure you understand paraphrasing
    (NOUN:1. A restatement of a text or passage in another form or other
                        and summarizing -
    words, often to clarify meaning.)
  Know when it is necessary to cite sources
 Document sources when making notes
 Use tracking sheets or
  graphic organizers for
  information gathering
NOTE-TAKING STRATEGIES
TO AVOID PLAGIARISM
 Use direct quotations -
  The principal stated
  that “all students shall
  obey the rules.”
 Avoid out-of-control
  note taking - choose
  words effectively and
  use point form
 Record own thoughts
  and ideas along with
  the research
PROPER CITATION
 Know how to use embedded
  citation (How to do this is on
  school’s web page.)
 Know how to document a
  Works Cited Page for MLA
  Style or Reference List for
  APA Style (check the
  school’s web page for this
  info.).
http://psc.scdsb.on.ca/Library/Citation%20and%20Bibliogr
aphy.htm
PLAGIARISM-PROOF
ASSIGNMENTS
 – Be prepared to
   submit all rough
   notes with final
   copy
OUR SCHOOL’S
POLICY
 If the error is simply an oversight, a
  teacher may allow a student the
  opportunity to rewrite the assignment
  with the proper documentation in order
  that the student is able to learn from
  his/her mistake OR
 The teacher will assign a zero to the
  assignment and the student will not
  have the opportunity to re-do it.

								
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