What Every Student Should Know About Avoiding Plagiarism teaches students to take plagiarism seriously and understand its consequences. Here, source usage methods–summary, paraphrase and quotation–are explained, with examples. The most common types of plagiarism are discussed, from simple mistakes such as forgetting to use quotation marks when using someone else’s exact words, or failing to acknowledge another’s thoughts and ideas, to wholesale fraudulence, such as purchasing student papers from online sites and claiming them as one’s own work. A brief essential guide to citing sources using both MLA and APA documentation styles is also included. Includes 2009 MLA and APA updates!
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What Is Plagiarism?
Significance of Intellectual Honesty
Intentional versus Unintentional Plagiarism
Documentation–The Key to Avoiding Plagiarism
Sources and Information That Need to Be Documented
Recognizing Common Knowledge
How to Use Material Gathered from Sources
Annotated Bibliography Entry
Paraphrase of Technical Information
Loyalty to the Source
Creating In-Text Citations
Using an Introductory Attribution and a Parenthetical Reference
Placing All Identifying Information in the Parenthetical Reference
Placing All Identifying Information in the Attribution
Blending Quotations into a Paper
Using a Full-Sentence Quotation of Fewer than Four Lines
Quoting Part of a Sentence
Adding Information to a Quotation
Omitting Information from the Middle of a Sentence
Omitting the End of a Sentence
Omitting the End of One Sentence and the Beginning of the Next Sentence
Omitting Information from the Beginning of a Quoted Sentence
Using a Quotation of More than Four Lines
Is It Plagiarism? Test Yourself on In-Text References
Constructing a Works Cited or References List
Documentation styles and Their Manuals: MLA, APA, CMS
Elements Included in a Citation
Organization of a Works Cited or References List
MLA STYLE–SAMPLE FORMATS
APA STYLE–SAMPLE FORMATS
Is It Plagiarism? Test Yourself on MLA Entries
Using and Documenting Illustrations from the Internet
Evaluating Electronic Sources
Is the Material Relevant to Your Topic?
Is the Source Well Respected?
Is the Material Accurate?
Is the Information Current?
Is the Material from a Primary Source or a Secondary Source?
Avoiding Plagiarism: Note-taking Tips
Extended Analysis of a Student Paper
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