In your own words, what is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is using someone else's words or ideas as your own without giving credit. This includes copying someone else's work, claiming it as your own, or using information without citing the source. Always give credit to the original author or creator!
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the act of using someone else’s words or ideas without giving them credit. Citation is the practice of providing information about the source of an idea or quote. Paraphrasing is when you reword someone else’s idea or words in your own words.
In 1999, a student named Donald McCabe discovered that 64% of college students had admitted to plagiarism. In some cases, plagiarism can be considered a form of fraud, which is a criminal offense. In the past, plagiarism was considered a moral offense instead of a legal one.
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What is one way you can make sure you are not plagiarizing someone else's work?
Brain break: Draw a five-legged bird standing on one foot, singing a song
What is plagiarism?
- Copying someone else's work and pretending it's your own
- Using quotes in your writing
- Summarizing someone else's work properly
What are some common types of plagiarism?
- Copy-and-paste plagiarism, paraphrasing plagiarism, citation errors
- Quoting accurately, summarizing effectively, citing sources correctly
Why is it important to avoid plagiarism?
- It is dishonest and can lead to consequences such as failing a class or getting expelled from school
- It saves time and effort in research
How can you avoid plagiarism?
- Cite your sources properly when using information from others
- Paraphrase ideas instead of copying them directly
- Use quotation marks when quoting others' words
Which of the following is NOT an example of plagiarism?
- Citing sources properly in a research paper
- Buying an essay online and submitting it as your own work
- Paraphrasing without giving credit to the original author