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ENG 603: Technical and Professional Writing: Cite & Evaluate

This guide includes research tips and resources for students taking Technical Writing. Recommended resources include search databases, journals, e-books, webpages exhibiting gamification, and citation guides.

Citation Style Guides

FHSU APA Guide: quick citation guide with examples.

FHSU MLA Guide: quick citation guide with examples.

FHSU Chicago Style Guide: quick citation guide with examples.

Real-World Examples of Plagiarism

‚ÄčBegley, S. (2018). What happens to big-league books when scandal knocks. Time, 191(1), 51-53.

Gabriel, T.  (2010, October 25).  'Generation plagiarism'? The New York Times Upfront.  

Trachtenberg, J.A. (2011, November 9). Spy thriller: An 'instant classic' vanishes amid plagiarism charges.  Wall Street Journal online.  

Tips on Avoiding Plagiarism

FHSU Honor Code: The Tiger Pact

The Tiger Pact

I am a Tiger.

I belong to a strong unique family who strives for greatness and success. I instill integrity and confidence within others as well as myself.  I incorporate honesty and responsibility in all I do.

I am the future.

Who Me? Plagiarize?

Surprised Little BoyYou may be plagiarising without realizing it.  Plagiarism isn't only obvious theft such as buying a paper off the web or copying and pasting entire papers.  Failing to properly cite the source of the words and ideas you use in your paper also constitutes plagiarism. 

Plagiarism is theft of someone's words or ideas.  "Plagiarism is pretending that an idea is yours when in fact you found it in a source.  You can therefore be guilty of plagiarism even if you thoroughly rewrite the source's words.  One of the goals of education is to help you work with and credit the ideas of others.  When you use another's idea, whether from a book, a lecture, a Web page, a friend's paper, or any other source, and whether you quote the words or restate the idea in your own words, you must give that person credit with a citation." Harris, Robert A.  Appendix. The Plagiarism Handbook:  Strategies for Preventing, Detecting, and Dealing with Plagiarism. Pyrczak Publishing:  Los Angeles, California,  2001. 132-133.

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Video: 10 Types of Plagiarism