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Intent of Plagiarism and Avoiding Plagiarism

What are situations that may result in plagiarism, either intentionally or unintentionally?

What strategies exist to help students avoid plagiarism? Which strategies will be most helpful in coursework?

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Plagiarism

(1) What are situations that may result in plagiarism, either intentionally or unintentionally?

According to Meltzoff (2005) "Prohibition against plagiarism is known to all students, and is presumed to be comprehended by all advanced scholars and professionals (p. 342). A number of situations may result in plagiarism when the works of others are copied and/or duplicated. The American Psychological Association's Publication Manual (APA, 2009) stipulates that, "Authors do not present the work of another as if it were their own work" (p. 16). Meltzof cites the Copyright Act of 1976 [title 17 of the United States codes) in emphasizing that "a published work is copyrighted from the moment it is presented in tangible form" (p. 342). Thus, all exclusive rights are reserved to the original owner of the publication. The APA (2009) lists copyrighted publications as: (a) oral presentations, (b) written documents, (c) audio visual materials, (d) motion picture films, (e) television production, (f) tape recordings, (g) ...

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This solution discusses situations in which plagiarism applies to coursework. It also offers strategies to avoid potential plagiarism. Approximately 475 words with 6 references.

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