Miyerkules, Mayo 13, 2015

Plagiarism



With a click, we have access to every author, article and book. Serves us good because knowledge is right in our fingertips. However, when used by students as homework materials, due largely to copy-and-paste, plagiarism comes into play.


What is plagiarism?
PlagiarismdotOrg, an online initiative that rallies people to prevent the fraud of written work and 'restore integrity' to our society. The organization defines plagiarism, quoting from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:

  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • to use (another's production) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
Simply put, plagiarism is like piracy, like stealing.
How to prevent plagiarism
Provide citations - when in doubt, cite it


When not to use citations
You may not provide your sources with these two instances:
  1. Common knowledge - you already know about it even before reading about it. Example, the Wright Brothers invented the airplane.
  2. Fair use - quotations of a short length for the sake of argument.

Punishment for plagiarism

Don't be a plagiarist
Here are online tools to check against plagiarism
Add your comments below, we'd love to hear from you!

    Martes, Mayo 12, 2015

    Nasa edad 20, 30, 40? Walang problema! Walang matanda sa pag-aaral!

    Too Late to Learn?
    by annavital.

    Narito ang tala ng mga sikat na personalidad sa kanilang mga piling bokasyon na huli nang nagsimula subalit nakamit pa rin ang tagumpay:

    Pagsusulat:

    1. Joseph Conrad - Natuto lamang magsalita ng Ingles sa kabila ng edad 20, at tinaguriang pinakamahusay na nobelista sa wikang Ingles.
    2. J.K. Rowling - May akda ng Harry Potter series na sikat na sikat bilang aklat at pelikula, nagsimulang magsulat pagkatapos ng edad 23.

    Pagpipinta:

    1. Paul Cezanne - isang Impressionist na pintor mula sa Francia, nagsimula sa edad na 20.
    2. Vincent Van Gogh - nagsimulang magpinta sa edad na 27 ang tanyag na tanyag na pintor mula sa Olandes, nagdo-drawing lamang
    3. Grandma Moses - nagsimulang magpinta sa edad na 78
    Pag-arte:

    1. Sylvester Stallone - artistang sumikat sa sunod-sunod na pelikula tungkol sa boksingerong si Rocky, nanatiling pa-ekstra hanggang sa edad na 24

    Let's add Jesus here who's public ministry officially started when He was 30.

    Linggo, Mayo 10, 2015

    GreatSchools


    Sharing with you all an online resource as I was looking for worksheet printables for my kids to do this school break. Great Schools is a non-profit group of more than 200,000 US-based schools. The website provides:

    • worksheets and activities
    • resources about health and wellness, parenting, relocation, summer activities, learning difficulties and early learning
    • directory of US schools
    • review of your school

    Bisitahin ang Great Schools website dito: http://www.gscdn.org/