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Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism
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Plagiarism What is Plagiarism and Why is it Important? In college courses, we are continually engaged with other people’s ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. As a result, it is very important that we give credit where it is due. Plagiarism is using others’ ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information. How Can Students Avoid Plagiarism? To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use another person’s idea, opinion, or theory; any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings—any pieces of information—that are not common knowledge; quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words. These guidelines are taken from the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. How to Recognize Unacceptable and Acceptable Paraphrases Here’s an UNACCEPTABLE paraphrase that is plagiarism: What makes this passage plagiarism? 1. 2.

Copyright and Fair Use - UMUC Library Disclaimer The information presented here is only general information. Legal advice must be provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship specifically with reference to all the facts of the particular situation under consideration. Such is not the case here, and accordingly, the information presented here must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney. Updated January 28, 2011 Consistent with BOR Policy IV-3.20, the UMUC Library has developed guidelines for the use of copyrighted materials. The UMUC Library addresses copyright and intellectual property issues because of its role in teaching and promoting information literacy. An Introduction to Copyright What Is Copyright? What Can be Copyrighted? Tangible, original expressions can be copyrighted. Fixation: The item must be fixed in some way. What Cannot be Copyrighted? Works in the public domain: Ideas are in the public domain. What Does Copyright Protect? Top An Introduction to Fair Use

The Shape of Water hit with plagiarism accusations by late playwright’s estate Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water is being accused of plagiarism by the estate of the late playwright Paul Zindel for allegedly lifting from the story of his 1969 play, Let Me Hear You Whisper, without permission. In an email to The Guardian, the playwright’s son, David Zindel, said: "We are shocked that a major studio could make a film so obviously derived from my late father’s work without anyone recognizing it and coming to us for the rights.” Let Me Hear You Whisper tells the story of a lonely night cleaner attempting to rescue a dolphin who will talk to no one but her from a research laboratory. Fox Searchlight's The Shape of Water also follows a lonely, night-shift janitor (played by Sally Hawkins) who forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature being held in captivity, also in a research laboratory. A Fox Searchlight spokesperson denied the allegations in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday: “Guillermo del Toro has never read nor seen Mr.

Plagiarism for Dummies: Why Cheating Students Are Missing the Point of Education To hear college professors tell it, the current wave of student cheating and plagiarism is brand new to higher education. Alas, student plagiarism, especially of the "Can I use your paper for my assignment?" variety, has probably been around since there has been organized schooling, let alone colleges or universities. Fortunately, this problem has never completely taken over colleges and universities for the same reason that college professors crack down on it in the first place. That reason is simple and has been summed up best by the great early 20th century artist Pablo Picasso: "Bad artists copy. Picasso may have been a jerk in his personal life, but he was a smart guy when it came to being a student of his art. College students who cheat or plagiarize don't get this. Cheating and plagiarizing don't help you learn these skills. It's become popular to blame students solely for this situation in higher education, but other reasons and actors come into play.

WebQuest Overview | Materials | Workshop Hotlist | Workshop Outline | Additional Resources | Standards | Credits & Thanks Overview This one-hour workshop is intended to give high school students: an introduction to the issue of plagiarism, an overview of copyright laws and fair use provisions a demonstration of techniques to avoid plagiarism, focusing on paraphrasing, quoting, and citing sources. Presented here as an outline, this workshop can be expanded or contracted to meet time constraints, and student interest, concern, or grade level. Materials Needed Workshop Hotlist Bookmark the Internet sites to be accessed in advance or project this hotlist during the workshop itself. I. II. III. IV. V. VI. Workshop Outline I. Copyright Lesson Plan by Laura Kaemming This online lesson plan was designed for 8th grade students to be implemented over the course of several days. Copyright Worksheet Distribute worksheet to students as they enter. II. Project the website. III.

How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet This story is not a good idea. Not for society and certainly not for me. Because what trolls feed on is attention. It would be smarter to be cautious, because the Internet's personality has changed. Related The people who relish this online freedom are called trolls, a term that originally came from a fishing method online thieves use to find victims. For a limited time, TIME is giving all readers special access to subscriber-only stories. They've been steadily upping their game. A Pew Research Center survey published two years ago found that 70% of 18-to-24-year-olds who use the Internet had experienced harassment, and 26% of women that age said they'd been stalked online. But maybe that's just people who call themselves trolls. A lot of people enjoy the kind of trolling that illuminates the gullibility of the powerful and their willingness to respond. Marty says his trolling has been empowering. Trolling is, overtly, a political fight. From: Joel Stein To: Andrew Auernheimer Joel Maybe.

University - College Of Arts and Sciences - Plagiarism "Academic Integrity is expected of every Cornell Student in all academic undertakings. Integrity entails a firm adherence to a set of values, and the values most essential to an academic community are grounded on the concept of honesty with respect to the intellectual efforts of oneself and others." - Cornell Code of Academic Integrity, p. 1 Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of the words or ideas of others. Plagiarism: How to Avoid It Avoiding Plagiarism According to the definition given in the 1997 New Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language , plagiarism is "the unauthorized use of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own" (508). To avoid plagiarism, all students must document sources properly using Footnotes, Endnotes, or Parenthetical References, and must write a Bibliography, References, or Works Cited page and place it at the end of the research paper to list the sources used. Of the three ways to document sources - Footnotes, Endnotes, and Parenthetical References, the simplest is using Parenthetical References, sometimes referred to as Parenthetical Documentation or Parenthetical Citations. Check to see which type of documentation is preferred by your teacher. Do not be tempted to get someone else to write your research paper, hand in the same essay to two or more different teachers, or purchase instant essays from the Web. º Avoiding Plagiarism .

The Online Disinhibition Effect The online disinhibition effect has cost people their jobs, their income and their relationships, yet many are still oblivious to it. The first famous case of someone allegedly losing their job from indiscreet remarks made online was in 2002. Heather Armstrong, author of the blog ‘dooce‘, claimed she was fired after her colleagues discovered she’d been lampooning them online. In internet terms getting fired for a blog rant is ancient news; to make the headlines now your indiscretions have to be on Twitter or Facebook. One recent example was this girl who was ‘Facebook fired’ after she said exactly what she thought of her boss on Facebook after a bad day at work. What she’d forgotten was they were Facebook friends, so the update would appear front and centre the next time he logged into Facebook. These are two examples of what psychologists call the ‘online disinhibition effect’, the idea that when online people feel less inhibited by social conventions. 1. deindividuation). 2. 3. 4. 5.

Plagiarism Parenthetical Documentation (also known as Parenthetical Citation) The parenthetical citations direct your reader to the Works Cited list at the end of your paper. In most cases, the parenthetical citations include the author's last name and the specific page number for the information cited. Note, that the following is the way we would like you to document your work, however, other teachers may have other preferences. Use of Authors' Names Always mention the author's name? If the author's name is mentioned in the text If the author's name is used in the text introducing the source material, then cite the page number(s) in parentheses: Branscomb argues that "it's a good idea to lurk (i.e., read all the messages without contributing anything) for a few weeks, to ensure that you don't break any of the rules of netiquette" (7) when joining a listserv. If the author's name is not mentioned in the text If there is more than one work by the same author If two authors have the same last name

Cyber Bullying Statistics Cyber bullying statistics refers to Internet bullying. Cyber bullying is a form of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. Bullying statistics show that cyber bullying is a serious problem among teens. By being more aware of cyber bullying, teens and adults can help to fight it. Cyber bullying affects many adolescents and teens on a daily basis. Sending mean messages or threats to a person’s email account or cell phoneSpreading rumors online or through textsPosting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pagesStealing a person’s account information to break into their account and send damaging messagesPretending to be someone else online to hurt another personTaking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the InternetSexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person Cyber bullying can be very damaging to adolescents and teens. Sources:

6 Tools for Monitoring Your Online Reputation July 7, 2016 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If people are talking about you and your business online, you want to know about it. As a small business, it’s important to monitor your online reputation. Gaining the trust of consumers will make or break your company. Positive reviews and word of mouth marketing equate to trust and most people flock to online sites to review a business or get the opinion of friends and acquaintances. Monitoring what people say about you and your business may seem overwhelming, but there are quite a few free or low-cost tools to help you monitor your online reputation. 1. Google Alerts can be thought of as a customized Google search that sends you notifications when new content is added for keywords that you’ve specified. Setting up a Google Alert is free and can be done in only a few steps. Related: 3 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation Like a Pro 2. 3. 4. 5. Related: How to Clean Up an Online Reputation 6.

The Definitive Guide to Online Reputation Management There are a lot of misconceptions about online reputation management. Some people think it’s just social media monitoring, while others believe it has something to do with public relations, and still others literally have no idea how it can impact business and sales. In this guide, I’m going to explain the role of online reputation management in today’s business and media landscape. They Are Talking About You Just a few years ago, the internet was very different. The situation has radically changed. No matter the size of your business, they (prospects, customers, clients…anyone and, potentially, everyone) are talking about you. If you think you can skip this, or if you think you can make it without taking into account people’s voices, opinions, and reviews, think again. The Transparency Risk One of the most recent business commandments is “Be transparent.” What does being “transparent” mean? Easier said than done! Being transparent is risky. Online Reputation Management “Failures” 1. 2. 3.

What Is Fair Use? - Copyright Overview by Rich Stim - Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner. In other words, fair use is a defense against a claim of copyright infringement. So what is a “transformative” use? Most fair use analysis falls into two categories: (1) commentary and criticism, or (2) parody. Commentary and Criticism If you are commenting upon or critiquing a copyrighted work—for instance, writing a book review—fair use principles allow you to reproduce some of the work to achieve your purposes. quoting a few lines from a Bob Dylan song in a music reviewsummarizing and quoting from a medical article on prostate cancer in a news reportcopying a few paragraphs from a news article for use by a teacher or student in a lesson, orcopying a portion of a Sports Illustrated magazine article for use in a related court case.