Is this plagiarism or not?
Directions: You will find a series of student produced texts based on sources. Read the original and then read the student text and decide whether the student has plagiarized. If so, how would you correct the problem? In the process of correcting, follow APA style to demonstrate what the in-text citation should be like and create a References list for them.
(Excerpts below are from the following text: Clines, R.H & Cobb, E. R. (2012)Research Writing Simplified, 7th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.)
1. Excerpt from page 23 of an article in 2011 by William Ellis entitled “Culture in Transition.” World problems such as poverty, pollution, war, and hunger are inherent in the current system of world order based on nation-states and economic competition. They can be solved if people know and understand one another on a global, grass-roots basis. By developing people-to-people linkages irrespective of national borders, we can start to ameliorate global tensions and inequities.
Student versions:
Is this plagiarism or not? Y or N
Y. William Ellis asserts that world problems such as poverty, pollution, war, and hunger are inherent in the current system of world order based on nation-states and economic competition (p. 23).
-The support is cited word for word with an incorrect citation given.
N. Global tensions and inequities can be solved if people begin to help one another on a grass-roots basis, moving beyond the current world order of economic competition (Ellis 23).
-Correct citation on a paraphrase.
Y. Ellis (2011) argues that global problems are often a result of exploitation inherent in economic competition. He contends that “grass roots….people-to people linkages irrespective of national borders” can do much to ease global tensions (p. 23).
-This is correctly supported, but has an incorrect citation.
Y. Economic competition is at the basis of many of the world’s problems (Ellis 23). Only by seeing ourselves as a single family without the separation of national boundaries can world tensions begin to be eased.
-Correct paraphrase and citation, but the citation is in the wrong place.
Y. Ellis (2011) argues that world problems are caused by overpopulation and that the only possible solution is an enforced tax on families who have more than one child (p. 23).
-Made up information by the author.
Original Text:
Alaska’s wetlands provide many benefits including: food and habitat for wildlife, fish and shellfish species, natural products for human use and subsistence, shoreline erosion and sediment control, flood protection, and opportunities for recreation and esthetic appreciation.
Hall, Jonathan V., W. E. Frayer, and Bill O. Wilen. Status of Alaska Wetlands. 4 Nov. 1997. Web. 12 Mar. 2011.
Student Version:
Alaskan wetlands offer advantages such as erosion and flood control, homes and food for wildlife, and natural beauty and products for humans’ benefit.
-Plagiarism, there is no citation anywhere to give credit to text.
2.Original Text:
Assertive individuals tend to feel more in control of their lives, derive more satisfactions from their relationships and achieve their goals more often. They also will obtain more respect from, and inspire confidence in, those with whom they interact since they tend to be viewed as strong characters who will not be easily swayed. Hargie, O., Saunders, C., & Dickson, D. (2000). Social Skills in Interpersonal Communication. London: Routledge, p. 271.
Student Version:
Because they are not readily influenced, assertive people gain respect from others, and they experience success in guiding their own lives, nurturing good relationships, and achieving their goals (Hargie, Saunders, and Dickson, 2000, p. 271).
-Not plagiarism!
3.Original Text:
A new to recycle bald tires has been developed by researchers at the University of Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station. Instead of hanging them on trees as swings, they’re using them as mulch around the base. “Tires Return as Mulch.” Popular Mechanics 94.2 (2000): 22. LEXIX-NEXIS. Web. 31 July 2011.
Student Version:
A Popular Mechanics article notes that University of Georgia researchers have found a new use for worn tires: instead of having them on trees as swings, they’re using them as mulch (“Tires Return”).
-Plagiarism, Incorrect citation, missing parts.
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-The advertisement is suggesting that over 20,000 physicians recommend smoking this certain brand of cigarettes as it is “less irritating”. The argument is that “Luckies” the least irritating type of cigarettes on the market.
-This claim is support by a visual of a physician offering a cigarette from a pack of the brand “Luckies”. They also offer credibility by letting the observer know that the given number is certified by trusted accountants.
It is finalized with the company’s slogan and statement at the end and bottom.