Avoiding Plagiarism in your Writing

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Avoiding Plagiarism in your Writing. Awareness. Plagiarism is not a passive act. It doesnt happen TO you. As the researcher and writer, it is your responsibility to make sure that your work does not contain plagiarism. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Avoiding Plagiarism in your Writing</p></li><li><p>AwarenessPlagiarism is not a passive act. It doesnt happen TO you. As the researcher and writer, it is your responsibility to make sure that your work does not contain plagiarism.If you are caught plagiarizing, your punishment will be the same regardless of whether it was intentional or due to carelessness or laziness.</p></li><li><p>How to avoid plagiarismPay attention when youre taking notesUse quotation marks whenever necessaryCarefully record where you found each piece of info (source and pg #)Use a consistent system to distinguish between different types of info (see next slide)Pay attention when youre writing your paperInclude quotation marks whenever necessaryIf youre not sure whether or not you copied from one of your sources, look back at the source to seeInclude parenthetical citations whenever necessaryRead your TurnItIn.com report carefullyLook at each highlighted sectionFix any spots that need to be fixed</p></li><li><p>In your research paper, you will include 6 types of informationInformation from sources that you copy word for wordParaphrased specific pieces of informationParaphrased original ideas / arguments / conclusionsParaphrased general / commonly known informationYour own analysis of the facts / ideas you citedYour own thoughts and ideas</p></li><li><p>Each type will require different things to avoid plagiarismType of InfoInformation from sources that you copy word for wordParaphrased specific pieces of informationParaphrased original ideas / arguments / conclusionsParaphrased general / commonly known informationYour own analysis of the facts / ideas you citedYour own thoughts and ideasWhats RequiredQuotation Marks AND a Parenthetical CitationParenthetical Citation </p><p>Parenthetical Citation </p><p>Nothing</p><p>Nothing</p><p>6. Nothing</p></li><li><p>Quoting vs. ParaphrasingYou are quoting whenever you copy any single word or series of words that is unique or originalTo paraphrase, your must provide your ownWord ChoiceSentence StructureFlow of Ideas</p><p>Changing a couple of words, but copying the sentence structure, flow of ideas, and remaining word choice isPLAGIARISM</p></li></ul>

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