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Dealing with repetitive introduction sections - copy-paste-edit approach

I'm not a mathematician and don't publish in math, but I do read some math-adjacent and applied math papers and so I'm somewhat familiar with these issues and I can tell you what is useful to me as a ...
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Dealing with repetitive introduction sections - copy-paste-edit approach

Actually, plagiarism and self plagiarism are easier to deal with than copyright, assuming that you have given that up in publication. You can avoid all forms of plagiarism with citation of the earlier ...
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Dealing with repetitive introduction sections - copy-paste-edit approach

As you pointed out, if you copy-paste with a little edit you probably will be detected by the automatic plagiarism checkers. Unfortunately, the real problem is not the ethical or the productive one ...
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My colleague took my teaching materials to use as their own. What should I do?

I doubt you'll find any satisfaction pursuing this. In fact, when your chair approaches you and lets you know that a new person will be teaching a course you've taught in the past, and directly asks ...
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My colleague took my teaching materials to use as their own. What should I do?

I was informed by a friend in the faculty that this new colleague now claims to have designed a course on exactly the topic I teach. Can you please try to establish the veracity of this "claim&...
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My colleague took my teaching materials to use as their own. What should I do?

While you can complain about it to the dean or others, I doubt that you will get much satisfaction except for one point described below. The "work product" of an employee is often regarded ...
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My colleague took my teaching materials to use as their own. What should I do?

Copycats exist and abound. Unlike research, plagiarism is not so much a topic in teaching, as much of the material is not considered original or rich in fresh ideas. That is not to say (!) that it is ...
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My colleague took my teaching materials to use as their own. What should I do?

Everyone's got a different take on politics, including office politics, so for what it's worth: It's extremely common for members of the same department to share materials for a particular course. It ...
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Is it plagiarism to use the same research method for similar papers?

By definition, you cannot plagiarise what you were not aware of. A prior study with similar methodology may reduce the novelty of your work, but I doubt that's a real issue for a capstone project (it ...
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Is it plagiarism to use the same research method for similar papers?

Not plagarism. This sort of thing is the foundation of proper science. As long as you do your own work, you're fine. It's a good thing to cite other very similar papers. They can be inspiration ...
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Is it plagiarism to use the same research method for similar papers?

This is unlikely. You can't plagiarize what is "common knowledge" and in many fields the general structure of the methodology is standard, well known, and common knowledge. There can be ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

plagiarism - no other academic misconduct - no, unless one of the purposes of the course or the assignment is for you to learn LaTeX, in which case, you would be cheating. If not certain, you can ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

What is the assignement about? Is the evaluation based on the quality of LaTex code? If yes, and learning LaTex is part of the course and therefore an essential part of the hand-in? -> don't use it!...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

I think you should talk to the prof, as it's possible that learning LaTex is one of their educational objectives. That said, IMO, if you use a tool to turn your handwritten notes into LaTex, and then ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

This isn't really an answer to your question but too long for a comment. (Largely an elaboration on David Loeffler's answer.) In my math graduate courses I require all of the homework to be typed. I ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

Ask the person teaching the course Only they know whether the (secondary) goal of the course is to teach you LaTeX skills or not. If it is, using an unapproved tool might circumvent that didactic goal....
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

This question, like most questions of the kind "Is X plagiarism" can easily be answered by going back to the fundamental reason(s) why plagiarism is considered such a grave offense against ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

In my opinion there should be no issue in using such methods for mechanistic conversions (as opposed to generation of text, solutions, ideas, etc.), assuming you check the output for accuracy, of ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

I saw handwriting input for equations years ago. It was used with Word, but used a TeX-like format at least as an intermediate step. That required using writing on a graphics tablet rather than ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

I'm going to go against the consensus here and argue that what you are doing is self-defeating, whether or not it is technically plagiarism. I'm sure your lecturers aren't asking for submissions in ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

As many answers have already pointed out, this would not be plagiarism. However, you should be aware that by using an AI, you turn over your data to them- that is, future users might plagiarise you. ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

Copying the output of a Large Language Model might be cheating, depending on the rules of the game you're playing, but unless the LLM itself is reproducing the work of a human author, then copying the ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

Here is a good rule of thumb to understand what constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism is - in spirit - about claiming intellectual credit for yourself that you did not do, but copied from someone (or had ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

Overall, no. The tool you use to write something hasn't got the same status as another author. I think it definitely would be treated differently if it was "found out". One thing, be careful ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

A very interesting issue! Although I do pay a bit of attention to various tech advances, I was not aware that there was any mechanism/app/device that could convert handwritten to TeX. If any of my ...
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is this plagiarising an economic model

What you propose is not plagiarism, as long as you carefully cite the source of the material you are using. Clearly indicate what part of the work is yours. Building on previous work is what ...
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Is it Self-Plagiarism to paraphrase my own published work in my thesis without citation?

I have the same problem with my doctoral dissertation: three chapters are based on three articles I wrote previously, and they include some of the text and images that also constitute the articles. I ...
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