SAY GOOD BYE TO PLAGIARISM
REALISE THE PAIN OF THE REAL AUTHOR:The plight of the mother when her son writes the other name in place of her name can be comparable to the original author's situation when his/her writing is plagiarized by others * Plagiarism is a process in which one uses the other's work/ideas without giving value to the original author.(1)Plagiarism is a mixture of stealing and denying the truth. It's a crime. everyone own their self-ideas and they are protected by copyright laws.(2)Plagiarism is confined to every sector including music, movies, advertisements etc.(1) * The statement "I don't know" doesn't work in the case of plagiarism. Though you plagiarize any material unknowingly that plagiarism is a crime, there will be no chance of considering your explanation. you will be shown as a culprit. TYPES OF PLAGIARISM(3) Depending upon the extent to which the person has plagiarized , it is classified as the following types: If the source is not cited,it is of following types (a)"THE GHOST WRITER":The person writes(copies) the other's work exactly without any change and present that work as his own work. (b)"THE PHOTOCOPY":The important points from the original work was copied exactly. (c)"THE POTLUCK PAPER":This is more or less faking the audience.The person will collect the information from several sources .here the person will not change the original work. (d)"THE POOR DISGUISE":here the person changes the important words and phrases. (e)"THE LABOUR OF LAZINESS":The main problem with this condition is,the person leaves the original content and tries to make the paper perfectn using other sources. (f)"THE SELF-STEALER":Here the person uses his/her old works. Plagiarism is suspected even if the source is cited,then it is classified as follows (a)"THE FORGOTTEN FOOTNOTE":Here the person gives the information of only author's name but will not give other information from where the material is obtained. (b)"THE MISINFORMER": In this condition the person will give false information regarding the source and therefore the audience cannot find out the exact source. (c)"THE TOO PERFECT PARAPHRASE":Here the person copies exactly the source and will not keep them under quotations.Here the person provides the correct souce of original information. (d)"THE RESOURCEFUL CITER":Here the person gives proper information regarding the source and will use quotation marks wherever necessary,But his work lacks originality. (e)"THE PERFRCT CRIME":Here the person provides the information about the source,but will deny at some other areas.atahis makes the audience think as if he/she analysed it. Plagiarism shows the person's incapability to understand the original source and lack of writing skills. In science,the new ideas come from our brain from old knowledge and information sources ,so its compulsory to provide necessary information regarding the previous sources.(4) AVOID PLAGIARISM: Avoiding plagiarism is so simple if one follows the following: (a)DO PARAPHRASING BUT NOT PLAGIARISM:One should study the material and undertand it completely and then written in his/her own style.changing few words or using synonyms is not paraphrasing.we have to read a single sentence ,undertand it and write it completely in one's own style.Be cautious that the original thought of the author must not change .This can be achieved easily.While studying,think as if you are chatting with the author.Then close the book ,take paper and start writing in our own way makes good sense of practising.(4) No need of giving citation to "common knowledge ".but make sure that before presenting without citation ,it is common knowledge (known to large number of people).(5) DO CITATION PROPERLY AND PERFECTLY: Make sure that the following information is included in your references: * Author's name * Title of the subject * Source from which it is obtained(text book or webpage or journal) In addition, publishers and page no.s should be included if possible date of publishing (in case of journals).(6) USE OF QUOTATION MARKS: If you want to include the statement exactly from the original work,then keep quotation marks and give proper citation.then write something about the statement included in the quotation marks after quoting. If the statement contains double quotation marks,the use single quotation marks in their place to show the difference(6) CONCLUSION: ? One should have personal ethics .we should give value to the original author.people should be aware of plagiarism as ingnorance is not the correct explanation. References: 1) http://sja.ucdavis.edu/files/plagiarism.pdf 2) http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_what_is_plagiarism.html 3) www.plagiarism.org/resources/.../plagiarism/.../types_of_plagiarism.doc 4) http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/plagiarism.html 5) http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml 6) http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_how_do_i_cite_sources.html "This blog does not contain plagiarized material."