CITATION WORKSHEET #2-Quotation, Paraphrase, Summary
Using the fictional information below, please create an appropriate MLA style quotation, paraphrase, and summary complete with in-text citation.
Fictional Author: Janice Fabro
Whether intentional or unintentional, plagiarism can lead to serious consequences. Let's look at some real-life examples of people who had their professional or academic lives seriously affected by accusations of plagiarism.
In 2006, first-time author and Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan acknowledged that she plagiarized portions of her novel How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life from several other sources, including the works of authors Sophie Kinsella and Megan McCafferty. The book was pulled from shelves and the author lost both a two-book deal with Little, Brown and Company worth half a million dollars and a movie deal with DreamWorks. Viswanathan acknowledged that she had read the books that she was accused of plagiarizing, but claimed that the cases of plagiarism found in her book were unintentional and accidental. In 2005, Thomas Matrka , a mechanical engineer who had earned his master's degree from Ohio University, uncovered 55 master's theses from the school's Russ College of Engineering and Technology that appeared to include plagiarized work. Many of the theses contained almost identical paragraphs and drawings. The university responded by revisiting more than 200 engineering papers written since 1980 in search of duplication and plagiarism. After review by multiple university committees, the decision was made to revoke the master's degree of one of the accused in 2007. The university also recommended that 12 other theses be rewritten. In response to the scandal, the engineering school now uses software to check submitted theses and dissertation for duplication of content.
--page break, page 241 Both of these stories can help us to understand why you should care about the effects and consequences of plagiarism. Your individual professional and academic integrity are at stake. While there are certain to be immediate consequences tied to accusations of plagiarism, such as failing a course, you're also devaluing your original work and bringing into question the legitimacy of your other accomplishments.
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1. Think about why we quote. Now, pick a good, short section of this essay and quote it. Be sure to attribute the work properly and embed the quote in a sentence as if you were using it in an essay.
2. Pick a section that would make for a good long quote. Quote it and briefly explain why you believe it would be a good selection for a long quote in an essay.
3. Effectively paraphrase the last paragraph of this passage.
4. Briefly explain why paraphrasing is such an important tool in academics.
Create an effective 2-5 sentence summary of this passage. Be sure to attribute correctly
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