Everyday World Plagiarism
In our everyday life researching is useful. The best way to describe or define research is if you have a question it’s best to seek your answers in resources. Research is divided into two categories primary and secondary sources. These two categories are very essential material. Primary source is very contemporary and original. Sometimes it occurs from events where a person writes their experienced and even witnessed the event in a question. By creating this new information about the events they could be in manuscripts, interview, speeches, questionnaires, focus group and often diaries. Original research will range from bylaws, case decision, actual statutes and regulations that help to create the law and new laws.Whereas Secondary sources tries to explained a primary source. The materials of a secondary source tend to explain, add value to, and come to a conclusion of an event reported in or through a primary source. These information are mainly gathered by other organization or people. They are usually published in legal encyclopedia, textbooks, magazines, articles, indexes; digest of cases and it can be both radio or television documentaries and websites. Never rely on a secondary source too much. They are put there to guide you and be a helping tool, to understand law or any information which then direct you back to Primary sources that creates the law or the actual outcome of any information. When analyze Primary or Secondary source, you should show where the information was obtain, was the author actual conclusion based on a small evidence or numerous of sources taken into account such as newspaper or diary entries or third party eyewitness. Typically these sources both primary and secondary must be assessed critically. To validate your source it is a very important part of the research process. You have to know which source would have a better answer for your questions. Typically not all information tends to be reliable, true or will or will not be suitable for a project or paper. It all depends on the accuracy, coverage, objective, and authority. It best for a person to critically evaluate the most suitable types of information source, it is important to rely on the information that you need. In our everyday world Plagiarism is wrong. Plagiarism is basically taken other person works or ideas for your own. It does sometimes can be unintentional and if you be careful with your work habits it can be avoided. Whether, if you make plagiarism intentional or unintentional it can be a serious academic offense. I know it’s easy to fall into plagiarism trap when doing research. Plagiarism can happen in numerous of ways:
• Sometimes it happen by copying a sentence or paragraphs without using a correct citing from a source.
• Taken someone else work as your own. Examplecopying another student essay or paper
• Paraphrasing- by re-writing it and not making it different from the original source.
It always the students’ duty to ensure you correctly acknowledged and cites the resource that you overviewed to prepare your paper. Plagiarism is serious because it deals with the rights of ownerships and if it doesn’t belong to you it’s not yours. If you do not recognize the source properly, the creator/owner rights is already been threatened. Some ways you can avoid Plagiarism is:
• Try to understand the material used.
• Try not to rely too much on other people ideas.
• Cite correctly- admit about the original sources used. Citation style are general MLA, APA or Chicago
• You can paraphrase but make sure you put it in your own words, try not to use more than two words.
• When quoting use it exactly the way it is. It best not to misquote the owner.
• Use references- this is the best way to avoid plagiarism. A reference page most always meet documented guidance used by the institute. It should be order in a very specific way “Alphabetical order”. The author name, date of publication, source and title. Make sure you get the reference right.