Plagiarism Presented by Lorena Angel The Judith G. Gardner Center for Writing Excellence
Hoffmann, Duane. “Steal this story? Beware Net’s plagiarism ‘cops’.” Cartoon. MSNBC 9 Oct. 2009. Web
Am I plagiarizing? • Am I plagiarizing if someone else wrote my paper? • Am I plagiarizing if I use someone else’s paper as my own? • Am I plagiarizing if I submit a paper that I already submitted for another class? • Am I plagiarizing if I download an essay or buy an essay from the web?
You might have heard.. • Citing / Referencing • Quoting • Paraphrasing • Common knowledge • Source • Documentation • MLA or APA Style • Works Cited / Bibliography
In text citation: Quoting • By mentioning the Roman gods, Kebric tells the story of the death of Anthony in an almost poetic narrative as he begins with “Dionysus must have indeed deserted Anthony, for the battle never took place” (119).
In text citation: Paraphrasing • Although Octavian and Anthony were at war with one another, Octavian cried when he heard of Anthony’s death (Kebric 120).
Is this correct? • Cleopatra was a famous Egyptian queen. • Octavian was happy when Cleopatra died because “his problems with Antony and Cleopatra could be buried far from Rome in the sands of Egypt”. • Octavian knew he could not kill Cleopatra. When he finally heard that she had killed herself, he was happy that he did not have to worry about them and that his problem was over.
Works Cited Kebric, Robert B. Roman People. 5th ed. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2005. Print Kebric, R.B. (2005) Roman people. 4thed Boston: Mc Graw Hill
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