By: Omarrionn Nesbitt


Plagiarism: The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

Plagiarism: If you are caught doing plagiarism it will have serious consequences when you are doing research your paper should 50/50 half of it should be your work and the other half of it should be other people work

Consequences: F on assignment, suspended from school or explosion dismissal from school or sports


Quotation: A group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other then the original author or speaker

Use the authors exact quotation marks don't make any changes give the author


Paraphrasing: Express the meaning of ( the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words especially to achieve greater clarity

Explain the main ideas of something you read write completely in your own words show that you understand the source after each paragraph and ask yourself what did i just read take notes write a list of the main facts write things that relate to your topic don't use full sentence's write about what you read in your own words don't put anything in your paper that you don't understand

Intentional Plagiarism and Unintentional Plagiarism

Intentional Plagiarism: Copying a friends work, borrowing or buying a paper, cutting and pasting text directly into your paper

Unintentional Plagiarism: Poor paraphrasing, poor citation or forgetting to cite, Using too many quotes ( more than 50% of the paper is just quotes)

Citation ( Website )

Citation: You have to include authors name, title, of work, and year it was published and title, of web page which just means giving credit to the author and making it easy for the reader to find the source

This is Plagiarism Too

Keeping any of the same vocabulary without quotations even if cited also keeping the original order of ideas or sentences structure without quotations even if cited no cutting and pasting and using synonyms not using any of your own ideas entire paper is cited parenthetical citations do not lead to the right source inaccurately paraphrasing or misrepresenting the authors intentions

How to Avoid Plagiarism

Cite or credit your source paraphrase the work that means writing down the information in your own words you are allowed to use other peoples work for papers but you must cit you information