direction: You are to write a 250 - 300 word essay on plagiarism. You will use: library.csun.edu/Research_Assistance/plagiarism.html to access the information on plagiarism as one source, and as a second source, you will use owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_plagiar.html. Each of these sites has information on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. The essay you will write should demonstrate that you understand the major concepts that the essays discuss. The essay will also demonstrate your ability to present information clearly and coherently and to put together information from different sources (without plagiarizing, of course). If you quote directly from any of these articles, you should put the name of the university and page number of the quoted passage in parentheses immediately after the quotation. You should not quote directly more than two or three times in the essay. This should be in your own words. You do not need to do any other referencing or footnoting (NO works cited or reference page) for this essay. You may only use these two sources as references for your essay. This essay will be graded with the following criteria in mind:
Accuracy. The information should be accurate. You will need to read
sure you understand them completely before writing this essay.
Completeness. Readers of your essay should understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it after reading your essay. In an essay this short, you will not be able to say everything there is to say about the subject. But you should be able to present the major concepts.
Efficiency. You should edit and/or rewrite your essay so that every word counts. Every word and phrase should help in the development of your ideas or contribute new information to the essay. If it does not, you should edit it out.
Precision. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation rules should be applied correctly.
i have never written a 250 - 300 word essay in apa format/style. does it have to have an introduction, body, and conclusion or is it just 1 long paragraph?
for the essay, i was going to start it off with what plagiarism is and what to do when citing sources. would that be good? what are your opinions?