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How To Avoid Plagiarism – part 2

Have the Students Present Drafts When the students start to write a particular work, you should be browsing through it in order to make certain that each student’s work is an original. Requiring them to submit drafts every now and then would persuade them to really make a work of their own. Once they submit a draft or even an outline to you, it would definitely be best to write comments about what they have written and in turn, once they submit it again, you would be able to check if they were able to apply what you have advised them to do. By doing this, you would be able to see immediately the improvements of your students. Pr...

How to Avoid Plagiarism Part 1

Clearly identify the source In mentioning the original source of the information, it is a necessity that the writer be able to identify clearly who is the source of the information. There are some ideas that are revived and rephrased by an author from another author. When this occurs, it is a rule of thumb that the writer states the name and not just merely relies on pronouns. Writers should remember that plagiarism can also occur if proper citation is not followed. To avoid this, the writer should think about who says what and state this clearly in the paper. This is a sure way of avoiding plagiarism. Identify reliable and ...

Detecting Plagiarism Online and Offline

With the new era and the development of the Internet plagiarism has become a big concern for writers and people who make original research work. Publish materials are not safe from anyone who knows how to use the computer and has access to the internet. The product of your mind and hard work, the write ups, article, research, and literary works that you have spent time doing can easily be stolen through simple copy and pasting or downloading. Yes, plagiarism is stealing; it is the stealing of someone else’s intellectual work and research. The writer’s idea of posting their work and publishing it is for the public to appreciate, and ...

Committing Plagiarism without Knowing It

What is Plagiarism? Plagiarism is a serious breach of the concept of ownership. When one commits plagiarism, he trespasses the rights of others, particularly the owner of the idea or work being copied. Trespassing is never good. Aside from stepping on the line of privacy of an owner, plagiarism also entails committing other sins. These sins would include lying, deceiving, and stealing. This is another reason why committing a single plagiarism would certainly burden one’s conscience. There are also people who would hide behind the reason that they are ignorant of how exactly plagiarism is committed. Thus, this forms another cl...

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, ...