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Students will take plagiarism seriously and understand its consequences with this timely and effective supplement. Here, source usage methods -- summary, paraphrase and quotation -- are explained, with examples. The most common types of plagiarism are discussed, from simple mistakes such as forgetting to use quotation marks when using someone else's exact words, or failing to acknowledge another's thoughts and ideas, to wholesale fraudulence, such as purchasing student papers from online sites and claiming them as one's own work. A brief essential guide to citing sources using both MLA and APA documentation styles is also included. Students learn to recognize the common acts of plagiarism and how to correct their errors. Distinction between intentional and unintentional plagiarism Gives tips on what is considered to be common knowledge Avoiding online plagiarism Sample MLA and APA in-text citations, Works Cited lists, and bibliographies Anyone who writes source-based papers and needs to know how to avoid plagiarism.
Table of Contents
|What Is Plagiarism?||p. 1|
|Significance of Intellectual Honesty||p. 2|
|Intentional Plagiarism||p. 2|
|Documentation-The Key to Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarism||p. 3|
|Sources and Information That Need to Be Documented||p. 5|
|Recognizing Common Knowledge||p. 6|
|How to Use Material Gathered from Sources||p. 8|
|Plot Summary||p. 11|
|Annotated Bibliography Entry||p. 11|
|Paraphrase of Technical Information||p. 14|
|Loyalty to the Source||p. 18|
|Creating In-Text Citations||p. 19|
|Using an Introductory Attribution and a Parenthetical Reference||p. 21|
|Placing All Identifying Information in the Parenthetical Reference||p. 22|
|Placing Ail Identifying Information in the Attribution||p. 23|
|Blending Quotations into a Paper||p. 23|
|Using Correct Grammar||p. 24|
|Using Correct Punctuation||p. 24|
|Using a Full-Sentence Quotation of Fewer than Four Lines||p. 26|
|Quoting Part of a Sentence||p. 27|
|Adding Information to a Quotation||p. 28|
|Omitting Information from the Middle of a Sentence||p. 28|
|Omitting the End of a Sentence||p. 28|
|Omitting the End of One Sentence and the Beginning of the Next Sentence||p. 29|
|Omitting Information from the Beginning of a Quoted Sentence||p. 30|
|Using a Quotation of More than Four Lines||p. 30|
|Quoting Lines of Poetry||p. 31|
|Is It Plagiarism? Test Yourself on In-Text References||p. 32|
|Constructing a Works Cited or References List||p. 43|
|Documentation Styles and Their Manuals: MLA, APA, CM||p. 44|
|Elements Included in a Citation||p. 45|
|Organization of a Works Cited or References List||p. 46|
|MLA Style-Sample Formats||p. 47|
|Electronic Sources||p. 48|
|APA Style-Sample Formats||p. 49|
|Electronic Sources||p. 51|
|Is It Plagiarism? Test Yourself on MLA Entries||p. 52|
|Using and Documenting Illustrations||p. 53|
|Evaluating Electronic Sources||p. 56|
|Is the Material Relevant to Your Topic?||p. 56|
|Is the Source Well Respected?||p. 56|
|Is the Material Accurate?||p. 57|
|Is the Information Current?||p. 57|
|Is the Material from a Primary Source or a Secondary Source?||p. 57|
|Avoiding Plagiarism: Note-taking Tips||p. 58|
|Is It Plagiarism? Test Yourself on an Extended Analysis of a Student Paper||p. 59|
|Answers and Explanations||p. 66|
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