Part 1 of the tutorial consists of 3 sections (A, B & C) containing readings, videos and questions. First read through the information and watch the videos on pages 1A, 1B, and 1C. When finished take the quiz at the end of section C. The content in these sections is best followed from top-to-bottom beginning with the left column.
After completing this part of the tutorial students will be able to:
What Is Plagiarism?
In instructional settings, plagiarism is a multifaceted and ethically complex problem. However, if any definition of plagiarism is to be helpful to administrators, faculty, and students, it needs to be as simple and direct as possible within the context for which it is intended.
Definition: In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source.
This definition applies to texts published in print or online, to manuscripts, and to the work of other student writers.
Most current discussions of plagiarism fail to distinguish between:
Whenever you do research, you will study what others have published on a subject and form your own opinion or conclusion. In your assignments, you may want to use what you find in books or articles or web pages to support your own point of view. When you do, you will need to acknowledge or credit the original author or source.
Not to do so is not only dishonest but also illegal; you violate copyright law when you use someone's words or ideas without proper credit. You are stealing that person's property, their intellectual property.
You need to give credit when you:
If you have any doubts about whether a statement in common knowledge or not, cite the source.
After reading through the content of this section and watching the videos, take the quiz to test your understanding. Please Note: If you are taking this for a class, and accessed it through Blackboard, return to blackboard and take the Quiz in Blackboard.