Monday, December 15, 2008

Topic: Plagiarism

10-second review: Barry Gilmore of Heinemann Publishing Company presents an insert to the November 8, 2008, English Journal, a poster entitled “How Students Can Avoid Plagiarism, ‘Why It Happens’ and ‘How to Prevent It.’ ”

Title: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Plagiarism: A Student’s Guide. Barry Gilmore. Heinemann ( Coming in spring 2009.

Summary/Quotes: “1. Know the definitions of plagiarism at your school.” “2. Take good notes.” “3. Paraphrase carefully. Try not to use more than one or two important words from the original source.” “4. Learn to attribute correctly.” “5. Leave plenty of time—most plagiarizing occurs when students feel desperate or rushed.” “6. Make sure you understand the assignment.” “7. Research wisely—use search engines and the library.” “8. Make your bibliography as you work—type bibliography as you find sources.” “9. Double-check your [sources].” “10. Take the assignment personally—try to make the assignment important to you.”

Comment: Useful. RayS.

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