Plagiarism and ways to avoid plagiarism : citing skills

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Plagiarism and ways to avoid plagiarism : citing skills Slide 2 What to discuss? Plagiarism in Academic Writing Citing skills: quotation, paraphrase, and summary Slide 3 Plagiarism in Academic Writing Slide 4 Group work Read the article Plagiarism in the Academic Community and answer the given questions on: Definition of plagiarism Penalties for plagiarism 3 categories of plagiarism Slide 5 Definitions the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as ones own, of the ideas, or the expression of ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of another (Imhoof, Maurice and Herman Hudson, 1975) Slide 6 Definitions Copying of another persons ideas, words or work and pretend that they are your own . ( Oxford Advanced Genie) Slide 7 Definitions You are kidnapping or stealing someone elses ideas or words and presenting them as if they were your own. ( the University of Melbourne) Slide 8 Definitions Plagiarism means using another's work without giving credit (http://sja.ucdavis.edu/av oid.htm)http://sja.ucdavis.edu/av oid.htm Slide 9 Definitions Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of somebody elses words or ideas. (http://owl.english.purdue.edu)http://owl.english.purdue.edu Slide 10 Task: Decide whether the following actions in academic writing are plagiarism or not Buying a paper from the printing service shop and handing in as your work. Using common knowledge in your work without documenting. Paraphrasing the source with some minor changes. Slide 11 Hiring someone to write your thesis because you are so busy teaching. Using your own experience and findings Carelessly forgetting to include quotation marks or a reference to show whose words or ideas you are using. Slide 12 Types of plagiarism Slide 13 Discussion Why Asian students are more likely to plagiarize? Slide 14 Cultural reasons Confucianism appreciates your wide knowledge of others ideas Community sense advocates common use Slide 15 Academic reasons Text-based learning creates rote learners Traditional teaching approach creates passive learners No emphasis in proper citations in writing, both in Vietnamese and TLs Slide 16 Why plagiarism bad? You are cheating yourself by plagiarizing. Plagiarism devalues others' original work. Plagiarism is a serious offence in scholarship. Plagiarism is unethical. Slide 17 Punishments for plagiarism Berne Convention Article 2 Protected Works: The expression literary and artistic works shall include every production in the literary, scientific and artistic domain, whatever may be the mode or form of its expression, such as books, pamphlets and other writings; lectures, addresses, sermons and other works of the same nature; dramatic or dramatico-musical works Slide 18 Punishments for plagiarism (6) The works mentioned in this Article shall enjoy protection in all countries of the Union. This protection shall operate for the benefit of the author and his successors in title. Slide 19 Punishments for plagiarism Postgraduate studies, CFL, VNU: The plagiarism policy will be strictly enforced. Suspected plagiarism will be checked and cases referred to the Postgraduate Studies Department. Slide 20 Common errors that could be considered plagiarism No quotation marks around borrowed language Paraphrase that uses the exact language or sentence structure of a source Inaccurate or incomplete references Slide 21 How to avoid unintentional plagiarism? (1) Knowing what to acknowledge: Three sources: (1) your independent thoughts and experiences; (2) common knowledge, the basic information people share; and (3) other peoples independent thoughts and experiences. Slide 22 How to avoid unintentional plagiarism? (2) Give credit for copied, adapted, or paraphrased material: If you repeat another's exact words, you MUST use quotation marks and cite the source. If you adapt a chart or paraphrase a sentence, you must still cite. Slide 23 How to avoid unintentional plagiarism? (3) Avoiding using others work with minor cosmetic changes, for instance: Using "less" for "fewer Reversing the order of a sentence, Altering a spread-sheet layout. Slide 24 How to avoid unintentional plagiarism? (4) When in doubt, cite. Better to be safe than not give credit when you should! http://sja.ucdavis.edu Slide 25</p>