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Plagiarism Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Most of the time when you are writing an essay, you must use quotes to support your claim with evidence. When you do that, you write the sentence exactly as it is stated in the source even if there are misspellings or poor grammar. Then you place quotation marks around it to show that it is was not your writing. If you summarize or paraphrase, then you don’t put quotation marks around it because these sentences would have been written in your own words.

However, for both of these situations, you would need to cite and give credit to the author. Sometimes, not all of the sentence is needed to prove your point, so you may want to use the first part and the last part of the sentence is needed. An ellipsis is needed in the part left out.

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B. There are 3,000 ways to cite source material. One of the many explanations that there are so many styles is simply that many have been in publication for generations. Over time, distinct disciplines in academia have come to prefer certain citation styles over others.

One reason that it seems that the number of citation styles is so diverse is that of the choice of different formatting systems within the same style. One reason we cannot have only one consistent citation style is that each academic paper can appeal to an immensely different audience than another.

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Yes, you still have to cite the source even if you are getting from Wikipedia. There are still some people who think that Wikipedia has some of the best information that they can use. The reason why it is important to still cite the source is because it is illegal to get information online without acknowledging who has written it.

It will be considered plagiarism if you would try to pass the work as your own. Whether you are getting from Wikipedia, other social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, you still need to cite the source of the information just to be safe. You do not want to be accused of plagiarism, right?

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Plagiarism means illegal,Plagiarism is basically using in content & idea duplicate.

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I chose the right answer, but I do not understand how it is a right answer.

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