To be on a serve side in Steemit, avoid plagiarism
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Plagiarism is the representation of another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as one's own original work
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, "plagiarize" means; to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one's own
to use without crediting the source. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.
Below are some forms of plagiarism that are common in the research community
complete plagiarism is the mist severe form of plagiarism where a researcher takes a manuscript or study that someone else created and summit it under his or her name. It is tantamount to intelectual theft and stealing.
It occurs when an when an authir copies the text of another authour, word for word, without the use of quotation marks or attribution, thus passing it as his or her own. In that way, it is like complete plagiarism, but it refers to sections of another paper. This type of plagiarism is considered dishonest and it calls for academic disciplinary actions.
Self or Auto plagiarism
Also know as self plagiarism or duplication, this happens when an author reuses significant portion of his or her previously published work without attribution. Thus this type of plagiarism is most likely to involve published researchers, rather than university students. Many academic journals run manuscripts through a plagiarism- detection software before cobsudering them for revise.
Inaccurate authorship or misleading attribution can happen in two ways;
In one form, when an individual contributes to a manuscript but does not get credit for it. The second form is the opposite when an individual gets credit without cintributing to the work. This type of plagiarism, which evr way it occurs, is a violation of the code of conduct in research.
It is also possible to commit thus form of plagiarism when soneone else edits a manuscript, leading to substantive changes. In this case, rhe recomnendation is to acknowledge the contributors at the time of publication, even if they are not listed as authors.
Whether intended or unintended, there is no excuse for plagiarism and the consequences are often the same. However, plagiarism may be accidental if it occured because of neglect, mistake or unintential paraphrasing.
There are many ways to avoid plagiarism, below are some of the few ways to avoid plagiarism
-Don't procrastinate with your research and assignments.
-Commit to doing your own work.
If you don't understand an assignment, talk with your professor. Don't take the "easy way" out by asking your roommate or friends for copies of old assignments.
-Cite your sources scrupulously.
Always cite other people's work, words, ideas and phrases that you use directly or indirectly in your paper. Regardless of whether you found the information in a book, article, or website, and whether it's text, a graphic, an illustration, chart or table, you need to cite it. When you use words or phrases from other sources, these need to be in quotes.
-Understand good paraphrasing.
Simply using synonyms or scrambling an author's words and phrases and then using these "rewrites" uncredited in your work is plagiarism, plain and simple. Good paraphrasing requires that you genuinely understand the original source, that you are genuinely using your own words to summarize a point or concept, and that you insert in quotes any unique words or phrases you use from the original source. Good paraphrasing also requires that you cite the original source. Anything less and you veer into the dangerous territory of plagiarism."
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