Changing a few words of a paragraph someone else wrote
Borrowing an original idea and presenting it as a new idea
An act of fraud
Using material without crediting the sources
Citing a source incorrectly
Translating others’ written work into another language without citation
There is a common misconception among students that adding quotation marks around a paragraph is enough to show proper attribution. To show proper attribution, a writer must put quotation marks around the paper and add a corresponding reference in MLA, APA, or other accepted format.
Summarize the text in your own words and cite it. Proper paraphrasing requires writing an original summary, and following it up with proper citation--quotes and reference according to an acceptable citation format. Options A and B show how paraphrasing is often misinterpreted. Changing every few words is also detected by plagiarism software! As option C indicates, even if the text is completely changed, the idea came from another source, and that requires attribution.
Yes. Recycling writing as original work is called self-plagiarism. This is a grey issue that isn’t well-known or has clearly defined rules. While self-plagiarism may be crazy to some, it is an issue that centers on the responsibility of the writer to indicate that the material has been used before. The consequences of self-plagiarism may include copyright infringement or a violation of academic honor codes.
With an individual assignment, it is clear that any collaboration is unauthorized by the instructor. The real question is whether or not this situation can be classified as plagiarism or simply an act of academic dishonesty. The simple question that any writer should ask himself is: “Am I trying to pass off others’ work and taking credit for it as my own?” This situation becomes clearer in that respect. Chi and Juan are all passing off the research, the ideas and main findings as their own original work.
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