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LIR 10: Week 11
Plagiarism, Class Review and
Final Exam
SRJC Policy Manual, Section 3.11
“Because personal accountability is inherent in
an academic community of integrity, this
institution will not tolerate or ignore any form of
academic dishonesty”
“Academic dishonesty is regarded as any act of
deception, benign or malicious in nature, in the
completion of any academic exercise.”
“Examples of academic dishonesty include
cheating [and] plagiarism…”
What is Plagiarism?
• Using someone else's ideas without giving
them credit
• Phrasing and representing someone else’s
ideas as your own
• Either on purpose or through carelessness
Why Should You Care?
• School policy.
• Copyright law provides protection for
intellectual property.
• Academic discourse/ your own
experience.
What Content Should Be Credited?
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Information, ideas
Paragraphs or sentences
Distinct phrases
Statistics, research, lab results, art, etc.
What Sources Should Be Credited?
• Published writers or critics of books,
magazine or encyclopedia articles or
journals
• Electronic resources such as material on
the World Wide Web and Internet
• Another student at SRJC or elsewhere
To Avoid Plagiarism:
• Use your own thoughts and ideas and
your own words.
• Credit the source of quotes, distinctive
information and adapted material.
When to Quote
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“Quotable” language (dangerous)
Support for your analysis
Historical witness
Controversial statement
Expert testimony/declaration
Guidelines for Quotations
• Use exact wording (… for words removed
and [] for words or letters added)
• Don’t overuse quotations
• Don’t quote the same source again and
again
Paraphrasing
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To clarify
To simplify
To emphasize
To unify the language of your paper
(dangerous)
Someone Else’s Ideas in Your Own Words:
An Example
• Music paper: composer Franz Liszt
• Read several sources that state he was a
child protégé.
• Also read how his father encouraged him
from an early age from one source.
In Alan Walker's book Franz
Liszt: The Virtuoso Years (Ithaca: 1983)
• Father encouraged Franz Liszt to play the
piano from memory at age six.
• He also learned to sight read music.
• He was encouraged to improvise on the
piano.
Your Paper Will Note
• That Liszt was a probably the most gifted
child protégé at his time (stated in your
words).
• This is okay since it was reported in
several sources; list those sources in your
bibliography
Your Paper Will Also Note
• That Mr. Liszt encouraged his son to sight
read and improvise at age 6.
• Need to cite if written as follows:
– Franz Liszt's father encouraged him as early as age
six to practice skills which later served him as an
internationally recognized prodigy (Walker 59).
– Alan Walker notes that, under the tutelage of his
father, Franz Liszt began work in earnest on his piano
playing at the age of six (59).
More Information
• An excellent site on avoiding plagiarism:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_plagiar.html
• SRJC Rules and Regulations for
Academic Integrity:
http://www.santarosa.edu/for_students/rules-regulations/academic-integrity.shtml
Class Review
• Questions?
• Late/Corrected homework information
• And now… the final!