Avoiding plagiarism in academic research

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  • 1. Academic ResearchAvoiding Plagiarism

2. First we need to clarify What is academic research? What are successful research strategies? Why is this important? 3. Why is citation important? 1) It demonstrates you have done your homework. 2) The person with the original idea deserves thecredit. 3) By providing citations the reader is able to locatethe source. 4) The penalties can be quite harsh. 4. Utilizing InformationSUMMARIZINGQUOTING PARAPHRASING 5. SummarizingTo identify the main points of anentire article or book. Who What When Where When How 6. Quotes Less than 20% of material used this way When there is no better way to restate theinformation 7. Paraphrasing Bulk of the information in your paperAsk yourself.1) Is the information in my own words?2) Is the sentence structure different?3) Did I capture the meaning/main ideas?4) Did I include a parenthetical citation?Your passage may be longer or shorter than theoriginal. 8. Is this plagiarism?Everyday existence in London was expensive andexhausting. Shakespeare likely spent every day, fromearly in the morning until late at night, learning hislines, performing and writing new plays.My paraphrase:Daily subsistence in London was pricey and heprobably spent his time studying his lines, acting andcomposing (Synder 10). 9. YES!Everyday existence in London was expensive andexhausting. Shakespeare likely spent every day, fromearly in the morning until late at night, learning hislines, performing and writing new plays.My paraphrase:Daily subsistence around London was pricey and heprobably used his time studying his lines, acting andcomposing (Synder 10). 10. Is this better?Shakespeare had to work constantly tosurvive and support his family. 11. Even better?Shakespeare had to work constantlyto survive and support his family(Snyder 10). 12. One more is it plagiarism?The cause of Shakespeares death is not known.Shakespeare also wrote his own epitaph becauseduring his time, when the graveyard was full, peoplewould dig up someones corpse and burn it so anothercould be buried in that persons place.My paraphrase:The reason for his demise is unknown, but he didtranscribe his own eulogy to keep others from diggingup his remains. 13. YesThe cause of Shakespeares death is not known.Shakespeare also wrote his own epitaph becauseduring his time, when the graveyard was full, peoplewould dig up someones corpse and burn it so anothercould be buried in that persons place.My paraphrase:The reason for his demise is unknown, but he didtranscribe his own eulogy to keep others from diggingup his remains. 14. MLA Style Guide - Resources Purdue OWL Easybib.com Your librarian 15. MLA Modern Language Association No title page First page requirements double-spaced in upper left-handcorner First and Last Name Instructors Name Course Date Title centered, NO italics, bold, underline Double-spaced 12 point font Times New Roman recommended Header = Last Name and Number right justified Sample from OWL 16. MLA - Works Cited New page One inch margins Double-spaced (but no skips betweenentries) Hanging indents Works Cited centered Nobold, italics, underline Header - Last Name and Number Sources are alphabetized 12 point font, Times New Romanrecommended Sample from OWL 17. Source Cards/Bibliography Cards.WorksCited 1 Magazine (aka periodicals) 1 Book 2 Websites 18. Source CardsBibliography Cards 1Author Last Name, Author FirstName. Title of Book. Edition (ifstated). Place of Publication:Publisher, Year of Publication.Medium of Publication.