What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is presenting someone else's words or ideas as your own. The following are all examples of plagiarism:


Remember
  • Quoting or paraphrasing material without citing the source of that material. Sources can include Web sites, magazines, Plagiarism Chartnewspapers, textbooks, journals, TV and radio programs, movies and videos, photographs and drawings, charts and graphs; any information or ideas that are not your own.
  • Quoting a source without using quotation marks --
    even if you do cite it.
  •  Buying a paper online or downloading a paper from a free site.
  • Copying or using work done by another student.
  • Citing sources you didn't use.
  • Turning in the same paper for more than one class without the permission of both teachers.

Citing Sources

  1. Put in quotations everything that comes directly from the text especially when taking notes.
  2. Paraphrase, but be sure you are not just rearranging or replacing a few words.
  3. Instead, read over what you want to paraphrase carefully; cover up the text with your hand, or close the text so you can’t see any of it (and so aren’t tempted to use the text as a “guide”). Write out the idea in your own words without peeking.

  4. Check your paraphrase against the original text to be sure you have not accidentally used the same phrases or words, and that the information is accurate.

Sources

Education World Student Guide to Plagiarism

Indiana University -Bloomington

Mukwonago High School

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