Instructions: 1. Choose at least 2 of the 13 tips that I have shared with you over the last several weeks* that you would identify as salient. Salient means prominent, conspicuous, and thought-provoking. 2. Prepare a statement that identifies two salient tips, and answers the three following questions: Why did you find these tips salient? What does academic integrity mean to you? How might you feel if a colleague plagiarized your writing?

Instructions: 1. Choose at least 2 of the 13 tips that I have shared with you over the last several weeks* that you would identify as salient. Salient means prominent, conspicuous, and thought-provoking. 2. Prepare a statement that identifies two salient tips, and answers the three following questions: Why did you find these tips salient? What does academic integrity mean to you? How might you feel if a colleague plagiarized your writing?

Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 12

Posted on: Friday, September 10, 2021 8:00:00 AM EDT

Below is Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 12. This is sent to help you avoid plagiarism. Understanding the ills of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is not only important to developing and encouraging a proper ethical framework, but I hope it will help you avoid a huge problem that is unfortunately all too common in classes and society.

Tip # 12 Proper citation practices tell your audience the sources of your information and writing. Knowing your sources helps your readers better understand the arguments or positions you are making. They will compare your statements to what your sources have said and determine how your writing relates to those sources. The proper citation also allows you to back up your positions, by providing additional evidence and arguments from your sources that have said similar things. Citations also allow your audience to confirm that what you are saying is, indeed, valid and true. Citations are used to provide appropriate credit to those you are relying upon to make your arguments, but it does not serve any formal royalties system (that happens in other ways)1.

I just could not help myself… so here is a bonus tip: Consequences demonstrate that plagiarism is a serious offense and should be avoided at all costs. There have been several professionals in recent history that have had their reputations ruined because they stole the work from others. This act of theft makes them look not credible since it appears they cannot do their own work. In education, original work is of strong value and since plagiarism and cheating give those who do it an unfair advantage over other students, suspensions and expulsions are common consequences. Plagiarism can lead businesses and other organizations to make poor decisions, which may end up in the loss of money or harm to individuals. Therefore, these organizations usually have a valid claim by which to sue or press charges against the plagiarists1. The instructions for the Avoiding Plagiarism Extra Credit Assignment. 1. Choose at least 2 of the 13 tips that have been shared with you over the last two weeks. These tips should be the ones you determine to be most salient. Salient means prominent, conspicuous and thought-provoking. 2. Prepare a statement that identifies two salient tips, and answers the three following questions: Why did you find these tips salient? What does academic integrity mean to you? How might you feel if a colleague plagiarized your writing? This assignment is due Thursday, September 16, 2021. Up to 10 points of extra credit can be earned. To access the extra credit assignment, go to the folder entitled Long Term Assignments.

Reference:

1. undefined. Turnitin. Resources. 2015. Available at http://www.turnitinuk.com/en_us/resources. Accessed August 16, 2021.

Course Link/Long-Term Assignments/Avoiding Plagiarism Extra Credit Assignment.

Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 11

Posted on: Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:00:00 AM EDT

Below is Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 11. This is sent to help you avoid plagiarism. Understanding the ills of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is not only important to developing and encouraging a proper ethical framework, but I hope it will help you avoid a huge problem that is unfortunately all too common in classes and society.

Tip # 11 Secondary sources should be used as sparingly as possible, and mostly in situations where the original source is inaccessible. In your citation, you should reference an original source, followed by “as cited in (name of secondary source),” providing proper attribution to both sources. If you only use information from the original source, then you only need to cite that source1.

References

1. undefined. Turnitin. Resources. 2015. Available at http://www.turnitinuk.com/en_us/resources. Accessed August 16, 2021.

Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 10

Posted on: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM EDT

Below is Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 10. This is sent to help you avoid plagiarism. Understanding the ills of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is not only important to developing and encouraging a proper ethical framework, but I hope it will help you avoid a huge problem that is unfortunately all too common in classes and society.

Tip # 10 Proper paraphrasing requires writing an original (in your own words) summary and following it up with a proper citation. Simply changing a few words in a sentence will be detected by the plagiarism software used in this course. Ideas that come from other sources require attribution, even if the text is completely changed1.

References

1. undefined. Turnitin. Resources. 2015. Available at http://www.turnitinuk.com/en_us/resources. Accessed August 15, 2021

Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 9

Posted on: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM EDT

Below is Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 9. This is sent to help you avoid plagiarism. Understanding the ills of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is not only important to developing and encouraging a proper ethical framework, but I hope it will help you avoid a huge problem that is unfortunately all too common in classes and society.

Tip # 9 There is no need to cite common knowledge. The Purdue Online Writing Lab says that information can be considered common knowledge if it is “undocumented in at least five credible sources,” if it is something that readers within a group or discipline are likely to understand, and if it is contained in a general reference source1.

References

1. Online Writing Laboratory. Purdue University. Resources. 2016. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/02/. Accessed August 15, 2021.

Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 8

Posted on: Monday, September 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM EDT

Below is Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 8. This is sent to help you avoid plagiarism. Understanding the ills of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is not only important to developing and encouraging a proper ethical framework, but I hope it will help you avoid a huge problem that is unfortunately all too common in classes and society.

Tip # 8 Social sites need to be cited or referenced, even if they are in the public domain and created by many people. If you take an idea or text from an outside source, you should properly cite it, no matter where it comes from1. (Also, many instructors do not consider Wikipedia to be a reputable source, so do your research!).

References

1. undefined. Turnitin. Resources. 2015. Available at http://www.turnitinuk.com/en_us/resources. Accessed August 15, 2021.

Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 7

Posted on: Sunday, September 5, 2021 8:00:00 AM EDT

Below is Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 7. This is sent to help you avoid plagiarism. Understanding the ills of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is not only important to developing and encouraging a proper ethical framework, but I hope it will help you avoid a huge problem that is unfortunately all too common in classes and society.

Tip #7: In a situation where one is writing ideas that are original and being introduced for the first time in that work, and nowhere else, there is no other source to cite. On the other hand, passing off some of your previous writing as original, without citing the original work, is often called self-plagiarism, or duplication. A writer has the responsibility to indicate whether or not the material has been used before1.

References

1. undefined. Turnitin. Resources. 2015. Available at http://www.turnitinuk.com/en_us/resources. Accessed August 15, 2021.

Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 6

Posted on: Saturday, September 4, 2021 8:00:00 AM EDT

Below is Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 6. This is sent to help you avoid plagiarism. Understanding the ills of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is not only important to developing and encouraging a proper ethical framework, but I hope it will help you avoid a huge problem that is unfortunately all too common in classes and society.

Tip # 6 Plagiarism and cheating, in general, is unethical. Since it is the same as lying and fraud, it can negatively affect other people. Those who cheat gain unfair advantages that put honest people into positions of extra pressure and stress. Those whose materials have been plagiarized are also not being given their fair due or recognition1.

References

1. undefined. Turnitin. Resources. 2015. Available at http://www.turnitinuk.com/en_us/resources. Accessed August 15, 2021.

Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 5

Posted on: Friday, September 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM EDT

Below is Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 5. This is sent to help you avoid plagiarism. Understanding the ills of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is not only important to developing and encouraging a proper ethical framework, but I hope it will help you avoid a huge problem that is unfortunately all too common in classes and society.

Tip # 5 Plagiarism is a major concern in many parts of society outside of the classroom. Novelists, journalists, scientists and researchers, business people, and politicians are all susceptible to plagiarism, and the consequences can be harmful if they do plagiarize. Proper citation in news articles, research studies, or reports intended to inform business and legislation allows people to confirm the information they receive, helping them avoid incorrect or ineffective decisions1.

Reference

1. undefined. Turnitin. Resources. 2015. Available at http://www.turnitinuk.com/en_us/resources. Accessed August 15, 2021.

Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 4

Posted on: Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:00:00 AM EDT

Below is Avoiding Plagiarism Tip # 4. This is sent to help you avoid plagiarism. Understanding the ills of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is not only important to developing and encouraging a proper ethical framework, but I hope it will help you avoid a huge problem that is unfortunately all too common in classes and society.

Tip # 4 An act of plagiarism is plagiarism, regardless of whether it was intentional or unintentional. Therefore, students are highly encouraged to check through and proofread their papers to make sure that every outside source is given proper citation.1

References

1. undefined. Turnitin. Resources. 2015. Available at http://www.turnitinuk.com/en_us/resources. Accessed August 16, 2021.

Avoiding Plagiarism Tips # 1, 2, and 3

Posted on: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 11:27:49 AM EDT

I just realized that my daily tips on Avoiding Plagiarism were not going through correctly, so I am going to catch them up today. Normally, the schedule is one per day but today you will see three. These are sent to help you avoid plagiarism. Understanding the ills of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is not only important to developing and encouraging a proper ethical framework, but I hope it will help you avoid a huge problem that is unfortunately all too common in classes and society.

Tip # 1 Plagiarism is an act of stealing because another person’s work is taken without permission and without giving the original writer due credit. It constitutes fraud because the plagiarist is misrepresenting who created the work1.

Tip # 2 Plagiarism is essentially taking an existing work and passing it off as original without crediting the source1.

Tip # 3 When using a quoted passage, a student should show proper attribution by putting quotation marks around the quoted passage and add a corresponding citation and reference in APA, AMA, or any other format that is accepted. Just adding quotation marks around a paragraph is NOT enough. Please note: many faculty members restrict the use of quoted passages in papers. If this is the case, students should paraphrase (put the statement into their own words) and add a corresponding citation and reference.1

There are more tips that will be shared with you over the next two weeks. After the last one is sent, an extra credit opportunity will be shared with you. Reference 1. undefined. Turnitin. Resources. 2015. Available at http://www.turnitinuk.com/en_us/resources. Accessed August 15, 2021.

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