The articles discussed in the Round Table reading all discussed plagerism within the History field. The concept of plagerizing someone else’s work is so easy to do these days because of technology. It is important to educate historians, and especially students of History in how to properly research and cite their sources during formal writing assignments.
I thought books like the Turabian guide and Jenny Presnell’s book were very helpful with learning the correct way to research and cite things. It also taught me things that I should be wary of when it comes to researching and the sources I use.
I went to a school with a very strict honor code. I have been writing and signing honor pledges since the fifth grade. Coming to a college with one hasn’t changed my attitude on plagerism. For my final paper, I have many sources and almost 60 citations. I have spent so long on this paper making sure that the sources and authors I am attributing recieve the credit they deserve.