Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt Answer Key

Questions and Answers

Q. What is plagiarism?
A. Plagiarism is when someone takes credit for someone else's words or thoughts.

Plagiarism Definition

Q. What are the different types of plagiarism?
A. Types of plagiarism include:

Different types of Plagiarism

Q. Why do some students plagiarize their work?
A. Some students:

Why Students Plagiarize?

Q. What is paraphrasing?
A. Paraphrasing is taking the main idea from a passage and writing it into your own words or thoughts.

Paraphrasing Definition

Q. What is a reference?
A. A reference is a citation that tells you the source of where you found your information or ideas.

Reference Website

Q. What is Internet plagiarism?
A. Internet plagiarism means copying information form the Internet word-for-word without giving credit.

Internet Plagiarism

Q. What are some general academic punishments for plagiarism?
A. Punishments can be:

Consequences of Plagiarism

Q. What steps can you do to prevent plagiarism?
A. Discuss concerns or ideas with your instructor

How to Avoid Plagiarism

Q. How do I know when I must give credit for a source?
A.Credit should be given to the author when:

Credit for a Source

Q. How do I write about another's ideas?
A. You can:

Source Credit

Q. What are the differences among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing?
A. Quotations must be identical to the original. Paraphrasing means putting a passage from a source into your own words. Summarizing is to put main ideas into your own words.

The Differences

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