The act of presenting words, ideas, or pictures as your own.
cite or credit your sources give the author credit for their work and ideas paraphrase "quotes" summarizing
How to avoid plagiarism?
Paraphrasing! "Quotes" Summarizing!
- Rephrasing the words from someone else's idea.
- The exact words of the author, copied directly from a source word for word
- when using quotes you can't use to many
- putting the main ideas of an authors writing in your own words
- use more than one word but no more than five
- use synonyms
- use proper nouns and numbers
Credible and Reliable?
- has a URL with (.com/.edu/.org)
- has the same information as other cites
- if it has sponsors or ads, then it probably isn't accurate
What to cite, and what not to cite.
- you are getting information from other cites
- cite when you are paraphrasing, quoting, or summarizing
- basic information
- your own ideas, reactions, or observations
- results from your original research or experiment
When citing a book you need:
- book title
- place of publication
- year of publication