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The benefits of citing your sources are (drag the following benefits to the appropriate category):
Respects intellectual property
Helps reader find your sources
Citing your sources avoids plagiarism, shows respect for intellectual property, helps your reader find your sources, and adds to your credibility. Plagiarism is immoral, but not a crime, so you will never get arrested for it. Try again.
Ginger can copy from an encyclopedia without citing the source because this information is considered common knowledge.
Everything in an encyclopedia is common knowledge
It depends on the information
While much of what is in general encyclopedias may be considered common knowledge, many specialized encyclopedias contain information that must be cited. Try again.
Tara can use an article in an online database without citing it if:
It contains only information found in other articles
She only uses the abstract
She can never do this
It was used in class discussion
Incorrect! She must cite all sources she uses.
Bridgette researches and takes notes in her own words. Later, when typing her essay, she does not give credit to the author because they are not the author's exact words. Bridgette is plagiarizing her research.
Incorrect! She must cite ideas, not just exact words.
Joey is good at taking tests, but does not write papers very well. He does a lot of research, decides to rely heavily on quotations and does an exemplary job of citing his sources. Is this plagiarism?
While not dishonest, an important part of writing papers is demonstrating the ability to synthesize and create new information.
No, he cited all information properly
Incorrect! Overusing quotations is not good writing even when cited properly.
Eric found an article online for his PowerPoint presentation which addresses issues he has been discussing in class. How can he responsibly include a direct quote from this article in his presentation?
A parenthetical citation on that particular slide
A citation on a works cited slide
Both A and B
Formal citations are not needed for PowerPoint presentations
Incorrect! A parenthetical and works cited reference are needed.
Greg uses information from his geology lab workbook in his lab report. Does he need to cite it?
Incorrect! Even lab manuals and workbooks need to be cited.
If Jessica got information from multiple articles that cover similar information, she
Must always cite all sources
Only needs one source, it doesn't matter which one
Only needs to cite the one with the most information, but more adds credibility
Doesn't need to cite any material since its common knowledge
She must cite at least one article, but citing more than one will add credibility. Try again.
Ruby wants to include a diagram of the reproduction cycle in her biology term paper. How can she responsibly do this?
An in-text parenthetical citation
A full citation in a bibliography
Both A and B
Formal citations are not required for diagrams and images
She should include an in-text citation and a full citation in the bibliography. Try again.
Making up citations for a paper because you took sloppy notes drag answer here
Making up citations is meant to deceive your reader and is therefore wrong. Try again.
Which is the best definition of paraphrasing?
Re-writing a statement into your own words
Taking a large amount of text and condensing it into a smaller amount
Changing one or two words in the text so it is not exactly the same as the original
Using the exact same words
Paraphrasing involves re-writing a statement in your own words. Try again.
Mary wrote a paper in freshman composition which she could now use in her sophomore-level sociology course. She should...
Use it but change a few words
Not use it because it was already turned in for credit
Discuss its use with the professor
Use it because she's the original author
You should always talk to your professor before re-using a paper. Try again.
How can Sheila use information from an uncopyrighted Internet source such as Wikipedia
quote & cite source
only cite quotations
not copyrighted, can use any way she wants
She can quote or paraphrase online sources, but must always cite the source. Try again.
Hmmm, it's dark in here!
Plagiarism consists using of which of the following without attribution:
Ideas and images created by others
Writings of others
Your personal experiences
Exact words of others
You must always cite someone else's ideas, words, images, and other intellectual creations. Try again.
What are the penalties when/if you get caught plagiarizing your work?
could fail class
could fail assignment
could get expelled from school
must pay fine to the college
unpleasant chat w/ prof or dean
library privileges revoked
You can fail the assignment or class and will likely have an uncomfortable conversation with your professor. On your second offense, you could get kicked out of school. Lycoming does not fine students for plagiarism or revoke library privileges. Try again.
Sam wants to include an image of Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" in his senior thesis. How can he do this responsibly?
A brief citation under the image
A full citation in a bibliography
Both A. and B.
It's old, so it's considered "public domain" and doesn't need to be cited
He must give an in-text citation and include the work in his bibliography. Try again.
The following text is part of an example research paper. Click on the text that tells you where the writer got his or her information from.
The recent literature on plagiarism is plentiful, but incomplete. The issue is very complex, and it is difficult to find a standard definition of plagiarism among faculty and administrators, let alone one that is understood by students. Most cases of plagiarism appear to be "accidental," stemming not from a deceive, but from an honest ignorance or confusion (Maurer, 2006). Students have a good reason to be confused...
The citation looks like this: (Maurer 2006). Try again.
What do you do if you're unsure about rules dealing with plagiarism or citing your materials?
Ask a librarian
Ask your professor
Make an educated guess
Ask a writing tutor
Make up your own rules
Asking for help is always the best way to be sure. Try again.
"John is a particularly heartbreaking character, full of bluster as he tries to make sense of his abandonment by his abusive father and his well-meaning but immature mother."
Which of the following are acceptable ways to use this text in your paper?
John is a very heartbreaking character, full of emotion as he tries to understand his abandonment by his father (Hynes, 2006).
John's weakness is demonstrated by his obsession with the poor treatment from his father and mother (Hynes, 2006).
Either A or B
The first example is too close to the original and would be considered plagiarism.
Patrick took a paper he wrote for his his Education class and handed in the same paper for his Psychology class. This is considered plagiarism.
Not knowing the rules about plagiarism excuses Penny from the consequences if and when she is caught plagiarizing.
Julie states in her essay that carrots contain Vitamin A. She does not need to cite this information because it is common knowledge.
What is "patch writing"?
Piecing together copied words from several papers into a paper of your own
Putting parenthetical citations into your paper, i.e. (Williams,34).
Writing a paper with parenthetical citations, but no works cited page.
If Watson takes a direct quote from his research, he should...
Cite it in his essay
Make a works cited page
Put quotation marks around the words taken
Both A and B
A, B, and C