and Punishment Plagiarism Crime
Plagiarism Quick Test Is it plagiarism if you give the name of the original authorbut fail to use quotation marksaround the exact words you “borrowed” from the source? • Yes!Bring on the punishment! • No, a student can’t get in trouble for that!
Plagiarism Quick Test Is it plagiarism if you submit a paper your friend wrote—with his or her permission—as your own? • Yes!Bring on the punishment! • No, a student can’t get in trouble for that!
Is it plagiarism if you turn in the same paperfor two different classes? Plagiarism Quick Test • Yes!Bring on the punishment! • No, a student can’t get in trouble for that!
In eachof your classes, you are supposed to acquire new knowledge. When you recycle an old research essay, you frustratethat goal.
Is it plagiarism if you take a passage from a source and use a thesaurus to change every fifth word? Plagiarism Quick Test • Yes!Bring on the punishment! • No, a student can’t get in trouble for that!
Great!These thoughts of yours are perfectfor my paper! Thank you! Word Centraldefines plagiarize like this: to steal and pass off … the ideas or words of another … as one's own
Valencia College gives this warning: All work submitted by students is expected to be the result of the students’ individual thoughts, research, and self-expression. Whenever a student uses ideas, wording, or organization from another source, the source shall be appropriately acknowledged. Students guilty of engaging in a gross or flagrant act of academic dishonesty or repeated instances of academic dishonesty shall be subject to administrative and/or disciplinary penalties which may include warning, probation, suspension, and/or expulsion from the College. Policy and Procedure 6Hx28:10-16
First Degree Plagiarism = Highest Guilt The student has no intention of doing any of the work. • Buying a paper from www.schoolsucks.com • Using EssayTyper to produce a draft • Copying a source word for word You gotta love Wikipedia!
Second Degree Plagiarism = Still Guilty! The student mixes his/her original writing with material from sources, giving no creditto the other author(s). • Appropriating—intentionally or not—an entire sentence or paragraph without citing the source • Changing only a few words or the order that the words occur I hope I remember to cite that passage later!
Word Slaughter The student mentions sources on a works cited page and may include quotations but doesn’t use identifying tags or parenthetical references to indicate what piece(s) belong to which author(s). I have a works cited page. What more does my professor want?
Misdemeanor Plagiarism The student misuses quotation marksor incorrectly builds parenthetical references. Do I need a reference here? I don’t think so, and I don’t have time to check!
Any degree of plagiarism will cost you in this class! The first occasion earns a zero; the second occasion results in your immediate withdrawal.
I did so much research that I got a little confused! That offence will bite you in the butt!
I ran out of time! Now you have an eternity to enjoy the ZERO you earned!
Well, enjoy your nice fat F! I got a C on my last paper, and I need an A in this class!
I’ve written papers like this in other classes, and the instructors never cared! You didn’t get away with it this time!
It’s a coincidence that my paper says the exact same thing! And I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn!
I don’t know what the rules are. I’ve never had to write a research essay before! This time, ignorance is not bliss!
Strategy 1: Ask for help. This way, the professor knows that you are indeed tryingto cite your sources correctly.
Strategy 2: Don’t wait until the last minute to start the paper. Not only will your professor be unavailablefor help, but you will also get so stressedthat you might forget an important citation.
Strategy 3: Carefully mark your original sources and notes so that you know where you got what. Be sure to get all necessary bibliographic information: author, title, original source, page numbers, etc. Keep an organized notebook so that you can findwhat you need.
Works Cited Beato, Cristina. “How Family Physicians Can Help Spread ‘The Heart Truth.’” American FamilyPhysican 15 Sept. 2009: 1026. Health Source: Nursing Academic. Web. 21 Oct. 2013. Blumenthal, Roger S., and Simeon Margolis. “Heart Attack Prevention.” John Hopkins White Paper 2009: 1-52. Health Source: Consumer Edition. Web. 21 Oct. 2013. Cicero, Karen. “How to Prevent a Heart Attack.” Prevention February 2010: 122. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Oct. 2013. “Heart.” Britannica Academic Edition. 2008. Britannica Academic Edition. Web. 9 June 2011. “Heart Attack.” American Heart Association. Web. 21 Oct. 2013. Strategy 4: Prepare a correct and complete works cited page. Showing where you found all of your information indicates that you have used sources and are creditingthem for their help in the production of your essay.
Strategy 5: Use parenthetical references every time you paraphrase, summarize, or quote directly from a source. Women may be unknowingly contributing to their future health. Striving to be a super woman can bring high levels of stress, anxiety and feelings of depression into the daily routine. Dr. Lori Mosca, Director of Preventive Cardiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital, notes that women “should make sure they have a good support network, and doctors should be on the lookout for depression” (Hawthorne). Being committed to good health habits, such as regular exercise and sensible eating can be a value that women will realize many years later. Any piece of information that is notcommon knowledge must havea parenthetical reference. Even if the sentence is in your own words, you must still show whereyou learned the information.
If you can find it, so can your instructor—especially since Valencia subscribes to SafeAssign! Ah-ha!Hereit is!
So the lesson isDON’T PLAGIARIZE! The END.