While the following videos (with sound) may be watched in any order, they are best seen in sequence, as the concepts explained in each build upon each other. Click on the "CC" button in each to see the closed captioned text.
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A number of published research studies in the fields of writing composition and second-language instruction that seem to indicate that non-native English speakers, that is students and researchers for whom English is a second language, may have more issues with plagiarism than native English speakers.
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After all this talk about types of plagiarism and why graduate students copy sources, let's discuss ways that you can write well and avoid plagiarizing your sources in the process. For a nice set of guidelines, see Miguel Roig's"Avoiding Plagiarism" document on the web.
This document is referred to in the "When Is it OK to Copy?" video
The following selected readings are referred to in my plagiarism videos. They will help you understand how complex the process of using sources (and citing them) in academic writing really is. You can download the complete list of references mentioned here.
This paper by Chandrasoma, Thompson, and Pennycook argues that instances of plagiarism are contextual, and are better addressed at the individual level, between the student and the instructor/advisor/committee and within the conventions of the discipline itself, rather than at the institutional level.
Chapter 3 in this book by Wilfried Decoo covers a case of doctoral plagiarism at a European university, and how the plagiarizer got off scot-free. See the section linked to here entitled "3.3.1 A doctoral dissertation as case study."
This paper by Krishnan and Kathpalia discusses how non-native speaking students may hide behind the factual information they glean from their sources to disguise a lack of a critical stance to their work. This lack of a critical stance to one's sources can lead to plagiarism.
Mathematician Peter Woit's blog post about the Ihsan Yilmaz plagiarism scandal includes links to two marked-up physics papers by Yilmaz, clearly showing the extent of his plagiarism from other published papers. The extent of the plagiarism shows that Yilmaz went far beyond just "using beautiful sentences."