Take Notes Carefully to Avoid Unintentional Plagiarism - Coggle Diagram
Take Notes Carefully to Avoid Unintentional Plagiarism
Information to collect for a working bibliography
For an entire book
Authors, Tittle and Subtitle, Publication info, Medium, date of collecting the source
For an article
Authors, Tittle, Name of the journal, date, Medium date of collecting the source
For an article retrieved from a database
Name, Accesing number, DOI, URL, date of collecting the source
For a Web source
All authors and colleagues, Tittle, Web site tittle, Online pages, date of publication, sponsor, URL, date of collecting the source
Avoid committing plagiarism, a serious academic offense, by...
Do not copying passages.
Do not cutting and pasting
texts from electronic sources.
Using your own words.
Using quotation marks
to indicate which words are yours.
USING SOURCES RESPONSIBLY:
Be especially careful when using copy-and-paste functions in electronic fi les.
Paraphrasing without plagiarizing
In this technique the information you took somewhere does not change so much in terms of number of words. Try to make a different sentence structure when constructing your paragraph. Also, you can use quotation marks when something was not created by you. Donot forget to cite too.
Using quotation marks to avoid plagiarizing
For using quotation marks correclty, it is important to do it immediately after you selected other people`s source. Do not assume that you re going to remind what information is yours and what not.
Summarizing without plagiarizing
The idea of summarizing is to put a lot of information into small sentences or paragraphs by using your own words. If you are going to use exact words, remember to use quotation marks.
To take notes responsibly:
Resist the temptation to look at the source
as you take notes
except when you are quoting.
Keep the source close by so that you can check for accuracy
Don’t try to put ideas in your own words with the source’s sentences in front of you.
Make sure you understand the
ideas in the source.
What are the major arguments?
What is the evidence?
When you include a quotation in your notes, make sure you copy the words exactly and put quotation marks around them.
Avoiding plagiarism from the Web
Keep track of which words come from sources and which are your own.
Make sure to use quotation marks around the text when you copy and paste passages.
During note taking, you should use different color font to capture attention to text taken from sources to avoid misunderstandings
Understand what plagiarism is.
There is plagiarism in your research when you use intellectual property from an author
Avoid Web sites that bill themselves as “research services” and sell essays.
Buying college essays and publishing them as yours is also plagiarism.
Make sure to use real and reliable search engines to research your topic.
Treat Web sources the same way you treat print sources.
Any information found on the web, must be cited.
Goverment sponsored web pages
Public domain material