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Hunt 1: Kids Understanding Plagiarism
What is Plagiarism: http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/plagiarism.html#

  1. What is the Latin word for plagiarism? kidnapping
  2. What is a bibliography? The list of sources you used for a project or report, usually an extra page.

Hunt 2: Detecting Plagiarism
Free Plagiarism Detector: http://plagiarism-detect.com/

Copy and paste the following into the detector: As their favorite meals, particularly shellfish, are found near the dark ocean floor, walruses use their extremely sensitive whiskers, called mustacial vibrissae, as detection devices.

  1. What percentage does the site tell you is plagiarized? 100%
  2. How many links does the site tell you the sentence is plagiarized from? 5 sites

Hunt 3: Plagiarism and the Law
Plagiarism.org FAQ: http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_plagiarism_faq.html

  1. Is plagiarism against the law? Yes
  2. List 2 punishments from academic institutions (schools).
    • Receive a grade of zero or F for the project/paper
    • Receive a grade of zero or F for the class
    • Expelled from school
  3. List 2 possible legal punishments.
    • Fines from $100-$50,000
    • Up to a year in jail
    • Felony if you were paid: $250,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison

Hunt 4: Citing Sources
Citing Sources: http://www.eduplace.com/parents/resources/homework/reference/bibliography.html#head

  1. How do I cite a source on the World Wide Web? Author's Name. Full title of work (in quotation marks). Document date (if known), Full http address, Date of visit.
  2. How do I cite a source from a book with one author? Author. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year.

Hunt 5: College Honesty
University of Iowa: Academic Honesty and Iowa State University: Academic Honesty

  1. Give one example for how U of I defines plagiarism.
    • claiming the words, sentences, arguments, rhetorical structures, or ideas of another as your own
    • "borrowing" or copying a friend's lab report, homework, research¬† data, or essay and presenting it as your own
    • failing to properly use quotation marks or to cite sources correctly
    • submitting any materials as your own that were created or written by someone else
  2. Give one example for how ISU defines plagiarism.
    • Unacknowledged use of the information, ideas, or phrasing of other writers is an offense comparable with theft and fraud, and it is so recognized by the copyright and patent laws.
    • Plagiarism occurs when they do not credit the sources from which they borrow ideas, whether these ideas are reproduced exactly or summarized.

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