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					   Plagiarism
What’s the big deal???
    What is Plagiarism?
•   taking someone's words or ideas as
    if they were your own
•   a piece of writing that has been
    copied from someone else and is
    presented as being your own work

       (from KidsNet.Au)
      Consequences of
         Plagiarism

• Requirement to do the work over
      Consequences of
         Plagiarism

• Failure of the assignment or course
      Consequences of
         Plagiarism

• Suspension/expulsion
      Consequences of
         Plagiarism
• Lawsuit, fines, and/or firing for
  workplace plagiarism
    Avoiding Plagiarism

• Paraphrase – pretend you are
  explaining to someone younger
• If you can’t explain it, then you don’t
  understand it – so don’t use it.
• Give credit by using a works cited
  page
Identifying
Plagiarism
Original Passage
At the start of the Great
Depression, many Americans
wanted to believe that the hard
times would be only temporary.
Plagiarism or Not?
At the beginning of the Great
Depression, a lot of Americans
wanted to think that the hard times
would be only temporary.
Original Passage
Devices in the iPod range are primarily
digital audio players, designed around a
central click wheel — although the iPod
shuffle has buttons also.

Plagiarism or Not?
An iPod is an MP3 player that lets you
choose and play songs to listen to using
a click wheel (or on older versions,
buttons).
Original Passage
He was a very silent man by
custom.

Plagiarism or Not?
He was usually a quiet person.
Original Passage
A letter of thanks is a courteous
acknowledgment of a gift or of
something that was done for you.

Plagiarism or Not?
A thank you note is a polite
acknowledgment of a present or
something nice someone did for you.
    Paraphrasing Hints
• Use a dictionary and/or thesaurus to
  find the meaning of unfamiliar words
• Change the sentence structure so it
  sounds as if you are speaking to a
  peer.
  Practice Paraphrasing
• Paraphrasing Practice
           Works Cited
• “Identifying Plagiarism” PowerPoint: International
  Reading Association
  http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_vi
  ew.asp?id=1062
• Images
  http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Idiom
  s/Idioms%20K.html (kicked out)
• http://www.mylegaladvance.com/ (lawsuit)

				
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