You have a big task!
The campus is overrun with monsters that feed off plagiarism.
Your task is to eliminate plagiarism so that the monsters leave.
You're up to the task!
Start your adventure:
[[First Monster]] <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EVL-DZiXQAEKz74?format=jpg&name=large" width="500" height="300">
As you walk across campus, right by Heiges Field House, you see the first monster!
It is breathing heavily and looks ready to attack!
Answer this question correctly and you'll escape!
<i> You are reading an article for class and taking notes. When writing your paper, you use your notes but don't cite or credit the author because you used your own words. Is this Plagiarism? <i>
<img src="https://plagiarismrescue.neocities.org/Blue%20Blob%20Monster%20Birthday%20Party%20Facebook%20Event%20Cover.png" width="500" height="300">This is plagiarism! The words might be yours but the ideas are not. It is called paraphrasing when you use your own words to describe someone else's ideas. It is always important to cite and credit where you got your ideas.
Feeling confident, you walk towards the library. The library is an amazing resource that can help you avoid plagiarism. You want more information so you enter the library and there you see the....
<img src="https://www.sufoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Library.Daffodils.color_.952-768x513.jpg" width="500" height="300" >ERRRR, QUICK GO BACK AND ANSWER CORRECTLY BEFORE THE MONSTER GETS YOU!!!
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</iframe>This monster is smaller then the first but still ferocious.
It looks hungry. Quick! Answer this next question!
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<i> Plagiarism is defined as:
Using someone else's work, whether published or unpublished, thru direct quotation or paraphrase, without giving credit to the author. <i>
[[True]] or [[False]]This is the definition of plagiarism which you will find on the library's website and the student handbook.
No one likes to have their ideas stolen!
Whether it's a peer-reviewed scholarly article or a tweet, taking someone else's work without properly attributing credit is wrong.
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By the way, how annoying when people steal tweets!
When you avoid plagiarism, it not only gives credit to the author/creator but it also gives you academic integrity.
The consequences for plagiarizing and commiting academic dishonesty can be failing the assigment, failing the class, or even suspension or expulsion.
You're doing great!
Let's see what's going on throughout the rest of the campus...
[[Third Monster]]ERRRR!!! QUICK GO BACK AND ANSWER CORRECTLY BEFORE THE MONSTER GETS YOU!You leave the library, feeling confident but also a little hungry.
You begin to walk towards Reisner Dining Hall when you hear something grumbling behind you.
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Let's escape! Answer the following correctly:
<i> Knowing when to cite information and/or give credit to an author is important. Are books and articles the only type of information you have to cite? <i>
[[Nope]]ERRRRRRR!!! QUICK GO BACK AND TRY AGAIN!Nope is right! In researching a topic, you can find a number of materials that can support your work. Books and articles are common, but lectures, videos, podcasts, maps, youtube videos, social media posts can also be used in research.
The library has the tools to help you cite different types of materials in different formats. Giving credit to an author is important, no matter the type of material.
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You're doing great. One more monster!
Let's keep exploring campus....
[[Fourth Monster]]As you walk towards Old Main and the middle of campus, you see the last monster.
It's huge and moving fast towards you!
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Answer this question to avoid its wrath:
<i>Taking ideas from authors without credit is not the only form of plagiarism. Which of the following is an example of other forms of plagiarism?<i>
[[Using lots and lots of quotes from an article in your paper and citing the author]]
[[Citing your sources in APA format even though your professor asked for them in MLA format]]
[[Didn't take notes too well so making up and mixing quotes in your paper]]Part of being a good student is about taking research and synthesizing it to show your own understanding. Filling your paper with quotes from an article without showing your own understanding of the topic can reflect poorly on your final grade.
But as long as you are citing the author, this is not plagiarism.
If you are having a hard time understanding an article or it's point, contact a reference librarian or your professor to get help. Making up quotes or attributing ideas to an author that are not theirs is a form of plagiarism.
It's always better to go back to article and get clarification on the main points instead of making up content.
If having a hard time understanding a topic, contact a reference librarian or your professor and they will help you tease out the main points.
That was the last monster! Way to go!
<b> <i> [[Congrats!]] <b> <i>
There are a number of citation styles you will learn and use throughout your academic journey.
They include APA, MLA, CSE, and many others.
Some professors and disciplines have preferences for the style of citations they require students and scholars to use.
Using APA instead of MLA to cite your work is not a form of plagiarism! However, it can affect your grade.
Pay attention to the style that your professor wants for your research and if you need any help, visit the library, learning center, or your professor for help with styles and formats. <img src="https://plagiarismrescue.neocities.org/Canva%20-%20Fireworks%20Photo.jpg" width="500" height="350">
Congratulations on showing your expertise on the topic of plagiarism.
As you begin your academic journey, remember to always give credit to where you got your research. It will increase your research skills, maintain your academic integrity, and help our scholarly community grow!
It will also help you avoid academic dishonesty and the consequences that come with committing it.
Remember to visit the library and the library website to get any help with citations, compiling reference lists, and styles/formats.
Thanks for playing Plagiarism Rescue!