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Plagiarism vs. Cheating

Plagiarism vs. Cheating

What is the difference?

What is cheating?

Cheating is getting unauthorized help on an assignment, quiz or exam

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism:The act of presenting anothers work or ideas as your own.

Types of Plagiarism

Fraud (intentional deception) Failure to cite information Failure to quote

Intentional or Not? Unintentional plagiarism can be: Patch-writing (using sections of writing copied from avariety of sources, linked together with additional sentences. This is considered plagiarism unless all directly quoted text is indicated )

Failing to cite a source (Bibliography) Failing to use quotation marks

Intentional plagiarism is:Buyingor Copying Papers

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A Few Recent Headlines about

Plagiarism & Cheating

First PostTop NRI doctor quits after admitting plagiarism Press Trust of India, India - Oct 23, 2008 Raj Persaud, the celebrity doctor, who admitted plagiarism at a GMC hearing in June, has stepped down as a consultant psychiatrist.

Canada opposition party accuses PM of plagiarism The Associated Press - Sep 30, 2008 Australian economist John Kunkel, who served as Howard's speechwriter from 20042007, said plagiarism in speechwriting is not uncommon in any political ...

Young Harvard author's book deal canceled

Jon Bon Jovi Being Sued For $400 Billion For Plagiarism of a songs lyrics

Why do people plagiarize


1) Laziness: its easier and faster

2) Why reinvent the wheel?"

3) Lack of good planning skills

4) Unclear criteria and expectations for assignments

5) Lack of reading comprehension skills

6) ESL Difficulties

7) Pressure to get good grades

8) Tendency to "search" rather than "research"

9) Everyone else is doing it.

10) I can get away with it.

What can you do?

Be organized! Be well-informed about all major research projects Check your agenda on a daily basis Set realistic goals for finishing assignments

When in doubt, ask your teacher

Plan Ahead Prioritize your time Plan the research assignment Read and interpret information Take brief notes

Create a Bibliography Make sure you: Immediately records all Internet sources used (including photos and audio files) Record the access date

Check the SIS Library website for further information regarding bibliographies (select: Citing sources)

Research Process Use the Big6 Start with reference sources (both print and online encyclopedias) Move on to the recommended websites Only when these resources have been exhausted, then try "googling".

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