Thou Shalt Not Steal! An Anti-plagiarism presentation for elementary schools By Julie Payne
What is plagiarism? • Turning in someone else’s work and putting your name on it • Copying words, pictures, music, software, and ideas from someone without giving them the proper credit • Copying someone else’s work without their permission
So….. • If you didn’t come up with the original idea, words, music, or software, then it doesn’t belong to you • And….using it without permission or giving the creator credit would be stealing! • And….stealing is against the law and just plain WRONG!
If you want to use it….use it right! • Use quotation marks around all words and phrases copied from a source and cite it! • Give the creator credit for any ideas you used that belong to him/her. • Put information into your own words but remember to still give credit where credit is due! • List all the sources that you used.
Is there anything I can copy? You may copy most government documents, public information documents (such as a phone book), facts, calendars, rulers, weight and height charts, directions, procedures and any public domain article. YES!
Remember! If you didn't create it, you don't own it! So, play fair and give the original creator credit for his/her hard work!
Resources • www.turnitin.com/research_site/e_what_is_plagiarism.html • www.citationmachine.net • www.easybib.com • http://owl.english.purdue.edu • www.liunet.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citmla.htm • www.ncusd203.org/central/html/where/plagiarism_stoppers.html
Plagiarism Hand-out For your convenience, Mrs. Sue Hendrix has prepared a plagiarism hand-out for your students. Go to the following website, to print it.