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  • >> TULSACCPROF: Mark, I need to talk to you about the research paper you submitted.

  • >> MARK: What do you mean? My paper was good.

  • >> TULSACCPROF: The plagiarism detection software showed multiple passages that were similar

  • to text found on the Internet.

  • >> MARK: I don't know what you are talking about. I typed the paper myself.

  • >> TULSACCPROF: You may have typed the paper yourself, but you used words and ideas from

  • other people without giving them credit. You presented the ideas as your own. That is plagiarism.

  • >> MARK: I don't understand. How am I supposed to learn if I don't read what other people

  • think?

  • >> TULSACCPROF: That is part of learning, but you cannot pass of the words and ideas

  • of others as your own.

  • >> MARK: This is confusing.

  • >> TULSACCPROF: Let me help. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to

  • plagiarize means to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one's own, or

  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. In

  • other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work

  • and lying about it afterward.

  • >> MARK: Wow! I had no idea! But, can words and ideas really be stolen?

  • >> TULSACCPROF: According to U.S. law, the answer is yes. The expression of original

  • ideas is considered intellectual property, and is protected by copyright laws, just like

  • original inventions. Almost all forms of expression fall under copyright protection as long as

  • they are recorded in some way, such as a book or a computer file.

  • >> MARK: So, would turning in someone else's work as your own be considered plagiarism?

  • >> TULSACCPROF: Yes.

  • >> MARK: How about copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit?

  • >> TULSACCPROF: Yes.

  • >> MARK: Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation?

  • >> TULSACCPROF: Yes.

  • >> MARK: Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit?

  • >> TULSACCPROF: Yes.

  • >> MARK: What if I give credit to sources, but still use so many words or ideas from

  • a source that it makes up the majority of my work. Is that considered plagiarism?

  • >> TULSACCPROF: Yes. That falls under fair use. It is still plagiarism. The majority

  • of your work should be your words and ideas.

  • >> MARK: I had no idea so many things were considered plagiarism! I will work to make

  • sure I do not plagiarize in my work.

  • >> TULSACCPROF: That is great Mark! By the way, all of this plagiarism information came

  • from the plagiarism.org website.

>> TULSACCPROF: Mark, I need to talk to you about the research paper you submitted.

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What is Plagiarism?

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    hsun520 posted on 2013/11/15
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