What Every Student Should Know About Avoiding Plagiarism

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2006-06-13
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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

Prefacep. v
What Is Plagiarism?p. 1
Significance of Intellectual Honestyp. 2
Intentional Plagiarismp. 2
Documentation-The Key to Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarismp. 3
Sources and Information That Need to Be Documentedp. 5
Recognizing Common Knowledgep. 6
How to Use Material Gathered from Sourcesp. 8
Summaryp. 8
Reviewp. 10
Plot Summaryp. 11
Annotated Bibliography Entryp. 11
Abstractp. 11
Paraphrasep. 12
Paraphrase of Technical Informationp. 14
Quotationp. 16
Loyalty to the Sourcep. 18
Creating In-Text Citationsp. 19
Using an Introductory Attribution and a Parenthetical Referencep. 21
Placing All Identifying Information in the Parenthetical Referencep. 22
Placing Ail Identifying Information in the Attributionp. 23
Blending Quotations into a Paperp. 23
Using Correct Grammarp. 24
Using Correct Punctuationp. 24
Using a Full-Sentence Quotation of Fewer than Four Linesp. 26
Quoting Part of a Sentencep. 27
Adding Information to a Quotationp. 28
Omitting Information from the Middle of a Sentencep. 28
Omitting the End of a Sentencep. 28
Omitting the End of One Sentence and the Beginning of the Next Sentencep. 29
Omitting Information from the Beginning of a Quoted Sentencep. 30
Using a Quotation of More than Four Linesp. 30
Quoting Lines of Poetryp. 31
Is It Plagiarism? Test Yourself on In-Text Referencesp. 32
Constructing a Works Cited or References Listp. 43
Documentation Styles and Their Manuals: MLA, APA, CMp. 44
Elements Included in a Citationp. 45
Organization of a Works Cited or References Listp. 46
MLA Style-Sample Formatsp. 47
Booksp. 47
Periodicalsp. 48
Electronic Sourcesp. 48
APA Style-Sample Formatsp. 49
Booksp. 50
Periodicalsp. 50
Electronic Sourcesp. 51
Is It Plagiarism? Test Yourself on MLA Entriesp. 52
Using and Documenting Illustrationsp. 53
Evaluating Electronic Sourcesp. 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 Tipsp. 58
Is It Plagiarism? Test Yourself on an Extended Analysis of a Student Paperp. 59
Answers and Explanationsp. 66
Notesp. 75
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