Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Plagiarism: What's the BIG DEAL?


Published on

Published in: Education
  • Login to see the comments

Plagiarism: What's the BIG DEAL?

  1. 1. image credit:
  2. 2. Plagiarism what’s the BIG DEAL Prepared by Cynthia S. Wetzel, Librarian Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Perkinston Campus November 2013
  3. 3. Look Familiar? “Plagiarism is scholarly theft, and it is defined as the unacknowledged use of secondary sources. More specifically, any written or oral presentation in which the writer or speaker does not distinguish clearly between original and borrowed material constitutes plagiarism. Because students, as scholars, must make frequent use of the concepts and facts developed by other scholars, plagiarism is not the mere use of another’s facts and ideas. However, it is plagiarism when students present the work of other scholars as if it were their own work. Plagiarism is committed in a number of ways: 1. Reproducing another author’s writing as if it were one’s own. 2. Paraphrasing another author’s work without citing the original. 3. Borrowing from another author’s ideas, even though those ideas are reworded, without giving credit. 4. Copying another author’s organization without giving credit. Plagiarism is a serious offense. An act of plagiarism may lead to a failing grade on the paper and in the course, as well as sanctions that may be imposed by the student judicial system.” Undergraduate Bulleting 2009-10, p. 72. Excerpted from LIS 201: Introduction to Information Literacy Syllabus (Welsh, 2010)
  4. 4.
  5. 5. Plagiarism Defined Oxford English Dictionary • plagiarism, n. 1.The action or practice of taking someone else’s work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one’s own; literary theft.
  6. 6. To Be Blunt . . . “In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else‟s work and lying about it afterward.”
  7. 7. Plagiarism : What is it? image source:
  8. 8. Plagiarism : What is it? image source:
  9. 9. Harvard Guide to Using Sources – Verbatim − Uncited paraphrase – Mosaic − Uncited quotations – Inadequate paraphrase
  10. 10. Harvard Guide to Using Sources – Verbatim − Uncited paraphrase – Mosaic − Uncited quotations – Inadequate paraphrase
  11. 11. Why do students plagiarize? They say … – they didn‟t mean to – everyone does it – it‟s easy/easier than being original – it doesn‟t matter anyway – everything is free on the Internet
  12. 12. Why do students plagiarize? They say … – they didn‟t mean to – everyone does it – it‟s easy/easier than being original – it doesn‟t matter anyway – everything is free on the Internet Intentional or Inadvertent it‟s still Plagiarism
  13. 13. *IS* it Plagiarism? source:
  14. 14. source:
  15. 15. source:
  16. 16. source:
  17. 17. source:
  18. 18. source:
  19. 19. source:
  20. 20. source:
  21. 21. source:
  22. 22. Avoiding Plagiarism • Understand what is plagiarism and know your institutional policy • Improve your note-taking skills cite it when you find it, not later • Paraphrase and summarize correctly visit the Writing Center for help • When in doubt, cite the source or check with your instructor
  23. 23. What‟s the BIG DEAL? Who does it hurt? BIG consequences
  24. 24. So WHO does plagiarism really hurt? YOU
  25. 25. Plagiarism it is a BIG DEAL
  26. 26. • Welsh, T. (2010). LIS 201: Introduction to Information Literacy Syllabus. w146169/201syllabus.htm • “What is plagiarism.” N.p., 2013. Web. • “Avoiding Plagiarism.” Harvard Guide to Using Sources. N.p., 2013. Web. abgroup106849 • Is it plagiarism? • Plagiarism Detection & Prevention Blog • Selwyn, N. (2008). „Not necessarily a bad thing…”: a study of online plagiarism amongst undergraduate students. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 33(5), 465-479. doi:10.1080/02602930701563104. (Academic Search Premier) Slide References • "plagiarism, n.". OED Online. September 2013. Oxford University Press. 31 October 2013 edFrom=plagiarism&
  27. 27. Image Credits • Cover • Plagiarism Tutorial • • The Plagiarism Spectrum
  28. 28. image credit:
  29. 29. Plagiarism it is a Assignments Readings Exercise(s) Discussion Board BIG DEAL
  30. 30. Readings • Textbook • Articles “Nine things you should already know about plagiarism.” Office of Academic Integrity, University of Okalahoma. N.p., n.d. Web. Glazer, S. (2013, January 4). Plagiarism and cheating. CQ Researcher, 23, 1-28. “Avoiding Plagiarism: Safe Practices.” Online Writing Lab, Purdue University, N.p., n.d. Web.
  31. 31. Optional Reading Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: a guide to ethical writing. The Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. N.p., 2013, May 15. Web. Rosenzweig, M. & Schnitzer, A. (2013). Selfplagarism: perspectives for librarians. College & Research Libraries, 74(9), 492-494. Web.
  32. 32. Exercises #1 Plagiarism Tutorial Go to the following website: Complete the tutorial, including the pre- and post-test. When you receive the email results, forward the email to your instructor.
  33. 33. Exercises #2 Online Plagiarism Checking Prepare 3 paragraphs (5 to 10 sentences each). #1. Cut-and-paste a paragraph from Wikipedia or other popular website on any topic you choose #2. Paraphrase the paragraph you used for #1 #3. Write a completely original paragraph Submit paragraphs to a plagiarism checker. Save the results and submit to class dropbox.
  34. 34. Consider This . . . Self-Plagiarism (Weekly Discussion Topic) • Read – The Ethics of Self-Plagiarism (in course files) – Self-Plagiarism: Ethical Shortcut or Moral Scourge? • Post your opinion regarding self-plagiarism in the Weekly Discussion Board • Comment on at least two of your classmates posts.