Example - Images

Stop Cheat!
How to Avoid Plagiarism,
Honor Copyrights,
Become Better Looking,
and Well Thought Of
Vocab to Know
Format styles
• Definition- act of using someone else's words,
sentences, or ideas and passing them off as your own
• Comes from a Latin word that means “kidnapper”
• Examples
– Copy someone else’s words and not giving them credit
– Turning in someone else’s work as your own
– Copying pictures, graphs, music without owner’s
– Copying and pasting
– Replacing a few words in a passage and using it as your
• A form of protection for the author or creator
• Gives the creator the right to
– Make and distributer copies of the work
– Perform the work publicly
– Display the work
– Make the $MONEY$ from the work
• Copyright Act is a federal law
• Some possible consequences
– Zero on assignment
– Fail the class
– Labeled as a cheater on school records
– Hefty fines
– Loss of pay
– Fired from job
Plagiarism Detection
• Teacher scans paper or makes you submit it
• Sends it to Detector service
– Turnitin.com
• Service searches
– Other papers turned in
– Internet sources
– Research databases
• Creates an “originality” score
• Where you got your ideas or information
– Book
– Encyclopedia
– Magazine or Newspaper
– Website
– Film
– Speech
– Interview
Quoting Sources
• Use quotes around someone’s exact words
– Use quotation marks at the beginning and the end
of the phrase
• “In his mental journal he listed them to tell his father,
listed all the mistakes.”
– Use parentheses with the author’s name and page
number or year
• “In his mental journal he listed them to tell his father,
listed all the mistakes (Paulsen 45-46).”
Putting a passage in your own words
Not replacing a few words
Not rearranging the words
– Reading the passage
– Understanding the idea
– Expressing the idea in your own words
Practice Paraphrasing
• Get into groups
• Put all the names of your group on the top
• Work through the sports jokes handout
– Put them in your own words
– Work together
– Or divide them up between yourselves
Examples of Paraphrasing
• Exact quote
– “During the Iron Bowl’s 41 year break, officials from both
universities hesitated to renew the series because they feared
there would be too much emphasis on football (Maisel &
Whiteside, 2001).”
• Bad paraphrase
– “During the 41 year long break of the Iron Bowl, administrators
from both schools didn’t want to start up the series again
because they were afraid football would take up too much time”
(Maisel & Whiteside, 2001).
• Good paraphrase
– “Alabama and Auburn officials worried about the pervasiveness
of football and were reluctant to start up the series after a 41
year long break in the match up” (Maisel & Whiteside, 2001).
How to Avoid Plagiarism
• Know the citation style you need to use
– Follow the rules for each one
– Look it up if you are not sure
• Quote and cite anything taken directly from a
– Including charts, graphs, pictures, music, videos
• Give credit if you paraphrase
Where Do They Go?
• Cite your sources
– At the end of the sentence or passage
• Citations
– At the end of the paper or report
– Called
• Bibliography
• Works Cited
• References
Citation Information
• Include
– Author’s name
– Title of the book or article
– Publication date
– Publisher place and company name
– Volume and issue if a magazine
– URL if from the internet
– Date retrieved if from internet
Examples of Citations
• Book
Clark, Hugh R. Community, Trade, and Networks: Southern Fujian
Province from the Third to the Thirteenth Century. Cambridge:
Cambridge UP, 1991.
• Magazine
Buchman, Dana. "A Special Education." Good Housekeeping Mar.
2006: 143-48. Print.
• Internet article
Pressman, Aaron. "Little Green Dynamos." Business Week 27 Jul.
2009: 44-47. Academic Search Premier. Web. 18 Nov. 2009.
• Internet picture
Rousseau, Henri. The Ship in the Storm. 1896. Painting. Musee de
l'Orangerie, Paris. Grove Art Online. Web. 22 Nov. 2006.
Different Format Styles for Different
• MLA: Modern Language Association
– Frequently used in the humanities, literature, and arts
• APA: American Psychological Association
– Frequently used in the sciences and social sciences
• Turabian: Mostly used in history
• Chicago: Mostly used in history
• AMA: American Medical Association
– Frequently used in health, medicine and biology
Differences in Formats
Title pages
Citations in the body of the report
Footnotes or not
What the Reference page is called
The format of the citations
• http://tutorials.sjlibrary.org/tutorial/plagiaris
• Paulsen, G. Hatchet. New York: Simon Pulse,
• Maisel, K. & Whiteside, K. A War in Dixie. New
York: Harper Collins, 2001.
• MLA Citation Examples
Take the Quiz
Read the entire question
Circle the letter of the correct answer
Make sure your name is on it
Turn your paper over when you are done
Wikipedia as a Source
• Watch the video
– http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/wikipedia/
• Use it for background and direction
– Look at Bibliography section for sources
Ways to Cite
• Basic Book Format
Author last name, Author first name. Title of
Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Publication maker
• Example
Perdue, James. The Great Beyond and Other
Cool Places. New York: Bantam Press, 2010.
Other Types
Magazines or Newspapers
Author last name, First name. “Title of Article.”
Name of Magazine Day Month Year: Pages.
Johnson, Bethany. “The Battle is Lost.” Alabama
Heritage June 2011: 9-13. Print.
Internet Sources
Basic format
Editor, author (or compiler). “Article Name.” Name
of Site. Version number. Sponsor or publisher.
URL. Date of last update. Marker. Date of access.
Bellamy, George. “A Closer Look at War.” Battles of
WWII. University of Alabama.
www.uofa.edu/bell/wwII. Nov. 2006. Web. 26
Jan. 2012.
Your Turn!
• With a partner
– Choose a book source from the cart
– Find the form on the guideline brochure
– Write a citation in the proper form
– Find a periodical source
– Find the form on the guideline brochure
– Write a citation in the proper form
MLA Citation Form for a Book
Author’s last name, First
name. Title in Italics. Place of
publication: Publishing
company, Date of publication.
MLA Citation Form for a Magazine
Author’s last name, First name.
“Title of the Article.” Title of
the Periodical Volume Number
(Date) Page numbers.
Using AVL for Citations
Scroll to bottom of article
Find the citation
Check to make sure it is the style you need
Use the Citation Tool if needed
Make sure you check the guidelines in the