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PLAGIARISM BREAKING THROUGH

WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?

Plagiarism is the act of taking a work form of someones and presenting it as your own. THIS INCLUDES:

  • Paintings
  • photographs
  • writing
  • ANY IDEAS NOT ORIGINATED BY YOU.
  • And MANY more.

HOW CAN I USE WORK BUT NOT PLAGIARIZE???

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The bibliography is what sums up all your in text citations. It should be...

  • On a separate page at the end of the writing.
  • Name listing: (Ex. Twain, Mark)
  • More than one author + information used; print, digital sources, primary sources, etc: (Ex. King, Martain Luther. I have a Dream. Burton, Tim. The Nightmare before Christmas.)
  • Work with NO author: (Ex. Train around the World.)

PARAPHRASING

When paraphrasing, you're taking the general topic of a body of writing and making it your own. JUST CHANGING SOME OF THE WORDS IS STILL PLAGIARIZING! To make it safe and usable, you must take the more important words, up to at least 4, most 8 (depending on the length of the writing). Use those words and make them the knew main idea.



I think about it like generations of a family. When parents have a baby, it is a paraphrase of both the mom and dad. THE BABY IS NOT THE SAME PERSON AS THE PARENTS, BUT KIND OF LIKE THEM.

  • GENETICS: Main idea
  • All the little changes like hair color and sex is the wording you put them in.

PAPER RATER

Paper rater is website that checks your work for plagiarism and many other things. It will point out WHERE in your work it is plagiarized and even stating the possible websites that you used.

WORK CITED LIST

A work cited list gives credit to the authors work you've taken and makes sure you've avoided plagiarism. This should be formatted almost identical to the MLA style. It can be like a bibliography, but it MUST BE in...


Alphabetical order

Double spaced

A overhanging indention

On a separate piece of paper at the end


Here's an example:


Baker, James. “Why the Berlin Wall Fell” Newsweek 16 Nov. 2009: 13 print.

Biesinger, Joseph A. “Berlin Wall (1961-1989).” Germany: A reference guide from the Renaissance to the Present. New York: Facts on file, 2006. Print.

MLA CITATION GUIDELINES

THE MLA IN TEXT CITATION

The "Modern Language Association" is a way of formatting your sources in your work BEFORE and IN your bibliography (which you MUST have to not be plagiarizing). It's an important way everyone should be educated about to assure full credit to original authors.


The formatting is simple and predominantly the same. Assuming we're going to focus on not plagiarizing writing, we'll cover that format.


  • Always use the authors last name.
  • Always put the page number/paragraph in parenthesis BEFORE the period. (Last name (page #/par #/ page #, par #)

PARAPHRASING

Again, just like explained above, paraphrasing and summarizing using the MLA style will keep you out of trouble.

QUOTING GUIDELINES

Quoting guidelines.


SHORT QUOTES) To use short quotations, sum up the information with double quotation marks. Give the author and exact page citation. If it’s a verse, like from the Bible, then use line numbers. Include a complete reference on your work cited page at the end of your paper.

Works cited

World, Education. "Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism." Teaching Resource Educaion World. Education World, 2002. Web. 20 Oct. 2015.