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Combating Plagiarism – part 3

E. Accurate citation of authors In the body of a research paper where you utilize most the ideas of others like great author, make sure to state accurately who really said this and that to avoid confusing the readers. This is more important when you refer to various authors and experts. It is when ideas from them and yours are mixed up that you find it hard to show which are really from this author and which are from that person and which are from yours. In instances where you have to use pronouns to refer to your sources, you have to make sure that there will be no puzzle in identifying who you are referring to. Due credit to the ...

Combating Plagiarism – part 2

C. Note-taking of “borrowed” ideas Before putting your thoughts into words and before using the ideas of others in a paper, it is of much importance to know the details of all other sources. For instance, the internet links like the website from which you take some concepts in your paper, this should be found written along with other various references. You can also use other techniques to separate “borrowed” concepts from yours like highlighting them through colored pens (if you read it from printed media like books and newspapers) and (if it is from the internet or in soft copy) you can use different font styles and font colors o...

Combating plagiarism – part 1

There are times when you find it hard to properly cite you sources due to some uncertainties. One of which is being confused which ideas are originally yours and which are absolutely referred from others. This case occurs when one has somewhat similar ideas with a source. When you modify the phrases from a reference, does this still require proper citation? Ignorance of what to do when we encounter citation problems would probably lead to plagiarism. And to be able to avoid such, here are some relevant guidelines:A. Proper consultation with research instructors Teachers know best when it comes to the research paper they assign to ...

Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a case that is very difficult to defend, like the one that was made public in 2003. It was about a New York Times reporter who was suspected of having stolen and have made up stories almost brought down one of the world’s most famous newspaper. After Jayson Blair’s case was investigated and his career was unfolded, Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd resigned because of the embarrassment they and the Times have received. One should know that journalism, like education, is built on trust; the entire field faces a credibility crisis. There are times when even the experts don’t agree as to wha...

Aspects Writers Should Know about Plagiarism

Plagiarism has many forms. The most common and obvious definition of it is the copying of someone else’s thoughts or ideas and declaring it as one’s own work. But this is not just the main concept of plagiarism. Anything that is not the original ideas and thoughts of the writer when stated in a written discourse without proper referencing is considered as plagiarism. So when writing articles or other write-ups, writers should cite the sources to avoid plagiarism. Changing someone else’s words still does not qualify as an original thought. Paraphrasing can still be considered plagiarism if without proper citation. Direct quotes...

Anti-Plagiarism offline and online

With a lot of students plagiarizing, teachers and universities should be more aware on how plagiarism can be avoided. Here are some tips on anti-plagiarism 1. You should ask the students that the paper they will submit have specific traits. It should not be canned. Example, the sources and websites should be cited correctly and properly and that at least two of them should be not less than a year old, it should also have a discussion or self analysis by the student, have a survey or interview on the subject. 2. Ask the students to have a process step, if you do not want them to pass a downloaded or purchased paper over the net, ask ...

Anticipating and Avoiding Plagiarism

Why Prevent Plagiarism? Plagiarism cases increase fast and these call for an immediate solution which would effectively address the roots, the problem itself and the consequences. This is the result of the easy access to almost all information needed especially from the internet. If plagiarism is continuously tolerated, this would soon become an unstoppable habit of people, of students specifically. This is a threat to innovators. Thus, there is a great urge to directly give solutions to such critical issue. Prevention of plagiarism should be everybody’s concern for this affects not only the doer but also the innovator, and other pe...

All about Plagiarism

WebsterТs New World College Dictionary defines plagiarism as Уto take (ideas, writings, etc.) from (another) and pass them off as one’s ownФ. With this definition, there arise many forms and kinds of plagiarism. One form of plagiarism is called cybercheating. This form of plagiarism can occur when one copies an entry from the internet and claiming it as oneТs own. This can also happen when one buys from an anonymous source in the web and claim it as an original work. Also, it can happen when a person downloads any form of information from the web and taking it as a personal output (“Cybercheating,” from the website of UMass Bost...

Advanced Information Technology and Plagiarism

Rampant Cases of Plagiarism Cases of plagiarism are rampant and are becoming uncontrollable. We can put the blame on the fast advancement of technologies. To be more specific, it is the internet technology which is now the most used medium to gather information. Not only that internet is very sophisticated but also, it is accessible to most. Decades ago, plagiarism only takes place when one copy ideas from instructional materials like books but now, it has become widespread as internet connection is almost available in every part of the world. The internet enables the people to access on almost all the needed information they want ...

How to Avoid Plagiarism Part 2

In writing a paper which uses other people’s ideas incorporated to the article, one should take note of these important reminders: • Know the proper paraphrasing rules Paraphrasing is one way of putting other sources’ idea into your own words. With this, one should rewrite the original idea using different words and sentence structure. However, this does not mean that simply changing the word of the original text qualify as a paraphrase. The idea of the original author should clearly be seen in the paraphrased text while using one’s own words. Moreover, despite the changes in the sentence, citation is still necessary for paraphra...