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Avoiding Plagiarism Using Common Sense Rules
Looks at some guidelines to help writers avoid even unintentional plagiarism.
# 152108 | 1,010 words | 4 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Dec 30, 2012 in Law (Property) , English (General)

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This paper presents a set of guidelines that can help writers avoid plagiarism. It does this by providing specific examples of improper citation and indicating why this is considered plagiarism. The paper also notes that it is important to distinguish an individual's original material from the ideas borrowed from others because even unintentional duplications, which are not necessarily plagiarism, can lead to infractions. The paper further explains that intentional plagiarism occurs when authors knowingly and with the intent to deceive appropriate the thoughts, ideas, words or concepts of others without acknowledging the source.

Table of Contents:
Plagiarism Definition
Reasons Why Students Plagiarize
Intentional versus Unintentional Plagiarism
Importance of Citing With Specific Examples Of Improper Citation And Describe Why This Is Considered Plagiarism
Original Quotation
Improper Citation
Citing, Direct Quoting, Paraphrasing and Expressing Another's Ideas
Definition of Common Knowledge and Whether It is Better to Over-Cite or Under-Cite

From the Paper:

"As noted above, it is possible for writers to unintentionally plagiarize in a number of ways, and the consequences for these types of infractions are typically (but not always) less severe than acts of intentional plagiarism. According to the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (2001), "Unfortunately, many students, and even faculty and administrators, are unaware of what plagiarism entails and unwittingly use another person's words and ideas without correctly citing him or her. It is an embarrassing reality when one's academic integrity is stripped away due to unintentional (or intentional) plagiarism." Unlike unintentional acts of plagiarism, then, intentional plagiarism is committed when authors knowingly and with the intent to deceive appropriate the thoughts, ideas, words or concepts of others are defined above. It should be noted, though, that plagiarism can be unintentional or nonexistent depending on the circumstances. For example, according to Black's, "To be liable for plagiarism, it is not necessary to exactly duplicate another's literary work it being sufficient if unfair use of such work is made by lifting of substantial portion thereof but even an exact counterpart of another's work does not constitute plagiarism if such counterpart was arrived at independently.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Academic integrity, misconduct plagiarism. (2001). Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 93(2), 19.
  • Black's law dictionary. (1990). St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company.
  • Citing sources (2010). Duke University guide to plagiarism. Retrieved from http://library.duke. edu/research/citing/.
  • Collins, M. E. & Amodeo, M. (2005). Responding to plagiarism in schools of social work: Considerations and recommendations. Journal of Social Work Education, 41(3), 527-528.

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