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Year 7 - Ancient China: Plagiarism

For this assignment you need to ALL do Part A and then choose one other topic. You will need to hand in your notes with the finished assignment and do a bibliography.

What is Plagiarism

Plagiarism is when you:

  • Copy and paste from texts or websites
  • Use too much information from a source without analysing
  • Mashup information changing only a few words
  • Don't cite your sources in a bibliography
THE SURE FIRE WAY TO AVOID PLAGIARISM IS TO TAKE NOTES - THEN PUT ALL YOU INFORMATION IN YOUR OWN WORDS !

How to avoid plagiarism

Paraphrasing means putting something into your own words.

Here is a video which explains paraphrasing and the 2/3 to 1/3 rule. (the sound is not good - you will need your headphones)

The main idea is that you need to understand and identify the main idea before you can put it into your own words. 

Here is a guide to citing within the text of your research. 

Creative commons images

  • Are all pictures on the internet free to use?
  • How can I find copyright free images?
  • What is Creative Commons and how do I use it?
  • What are the different licences and how do I use them?

It is easy - this quick guide will navigate you through Image copyright.

 

Some copyright free sound and picture sites

Here are some resources that can help you access copyright free images and sound.

COPYRIGHT WARNING: Remember not to use music or footage without permission. You can ask for permission and list it in the bibliography/credits, or use Creative Commons music or footage.

Taking Notes

You will need to take notes in your own words and hand in your notes with the assignment.

Here is a note-taking template for you to use. You can use plain paper but make sure you say WHERE you get your information from.

You don't need to take notes on everything - WRITE THE QUESTIONS FROM THE WORKSHEET ONTO THE NOTE-TAKING TEMPLATE and take notes on just these things.

DID YOU KNOW ? YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO REMEMBER NOTES YOU HAVE TAKEN BY HAND