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XII: Resources on Plagiarism

Jul 11, 2011 Caroline Eisner

If you would like to find out more about avoiding plagiarism, the following bibliography used to create this series might be useful to you.

XI: For Instructors: How to Prevent and Detect Plagiarism

Jul 05, 2011 Caroline Eisner

The previous blog posts have been addressed to writers. This blog will offer ideas for instructors on ways to prevent and detect plagiarism.

X. Ask for Clarity about Expectations and Citation Styles

Jun 27, 2011 Caroline Eisner

Each professor, course, department, school, college or university, journal, publisher, and editor has specific rules about citations and the use of sources. If you are unsure, ask.

IX. Keep All Your Drafts and Notes

Jun 20, 2011 Caroline Eisner

In this blog, you will learn another way to avoid being accused of plagiarism: Even after your paper is returned, keep all of your drafts and notes.

VIII. How to Cite Quotations

Jun 13, 2011 Caroline Eisner

There are plenty of times when you do need to use a quotation. I want to talk here about how to thread quotations into your paper.

VII. When Do I Cite?

Jun 06, 2011 Caroline Eisner

The rule is that, in general, you must document information that originates in someone else’s work, such as specific words and phrases, information, and ideas.

VI. Copy Down All the Source Information When You First Use the Source

May 31, 2011 Caroline Eisner

Plan ahead. Even if you are not sure you will use the source, make a copy of the relevant pages, the copyright page, or table of contents.

V. Learn to Paraphrase Correctly

May 23, 2011 Caroline Eisner

Paraphrasing in not using a thesarus to change a few key words, rearranging a few sentences, or taking a four-line quotation and splitting it up.

IV. Do Not Overuse External Sources

May 16, 2011 Caroline Eisner

If you use too many external sources, and not enough of your own ideas, you may be accused of “patchwork plagiarism.”

III. Start with Your Own Ideas at the Center

May 09, 2011 Caroline Eisner

 Put your own ideas at the center of your writing and keep them at the center.

II. What Is Plagiarism?

May 02, 2011 Caroline Eisner

Using words, ideas, computer code, or any work by someone else without giving proper credit is plagiarism.

I. Introduction

Apr 25, 2011 Caroline Eisner

This blog will offer you information about how to avoid plagiarism.

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