What is Plagiarism?

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Plagiarism

comes from the same root word as "kidnap". Whether you take someone's work intentionally or unintentionally and claim it as your own, you are plagiarizing.

What does it look like?  

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Theft

is removing personal property, thereby depriving the rightful owner of it. Whether it is intentional or unintentional, it is theft.

Why Should I Care?  

Copyright Encourages Creativity

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Success and Creativity

Copyright Laws encourages your creativity becuase your own work is copyrighted and no one else can legally take it. 

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Illegal

Plagiarism is to commit literary theft!

Why Should I Care?

Quoting gives credence to your work

  • Your own creative work is copyrighted as soon as you complete it.
  • Your own work becomes your own intellectual property.
  • Quoting supports and validates your arguments.
  • You show integrity when you credit the source.
  • IT supports your creativity, iknowing that you are creating something that you will own.

 

Tools to Avoid Plagiarism 

 

One cimple cut and paste can destroy your work

  • You may have to re-do your assignment
  • YHour grades will be affected negatively
  • You may feel humiliated
  • Your parents may be notified
  • Your school record may be modified to reflect cheating
  • Teachers will have to re-teach you skills of citation versus plagiarism

 

Teacher Tools 

 

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Avoiding Plagiarism

Murdoch University

Helpful Resources

  • Fair Use Evaluator
  • Plagiarism
  • American_Library_Association
  • BOCES
  • Education
  • BOCES
  • Copyright Clearance Center
  • Cyberbee
  • NoodleTools
  • US GOV COPYRIGHT
  • NOVEL
  • Education

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Easybib Evaluator

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Digital Copyright Slider

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Plagiarism Checker

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