_Yes because wikipedia is an unreliable source_and she needs to you use sources that are linked in Wikipedia__ 1. Kyoko needs to write a report on American politics. She looks up Barack Obama in Wikipedia and discovers he is the 44th president of the United States. She includes this information in her report but doesn’t mention Wikipedia.
__Yes even though the whole class is doing the novel it is considered plagiarism if the writer does not cite his information ___2. Tam is writing a paper on a novel for his English class. Since the whole class is reading
the same book, he doesn’t need to use a citation.
___No because he is_using his own History paper _3. Sugi wrote a paper for his European history class last semester and got an A on the
paper. This semester, his Political Science class is addressing some of the same issues that are in
his History paper. He checks with
his professor first who agrees with Sugi, so he uses the
material from his History paper.
__Yes but they have to cite and it can’t be the exact same words as the internet___4. Ramiro, Stephan, April, and Chris are working on a group project. Chris submits his
work and the others suspect that some of it came from the Internet, but
it sounds good, so they
___No it is nit because Maria changed her wording and hasn’t copied anything from the Internet__5. Maria finds a lot of good information for her paper on the Internet. She carefully
changes the wording and prepares a good paraphrase. She doesn’t copy anything verbatim.
Directions: Decide whether the inform
ation described in each scenario will
citation of the source (Y or N) and explain why.
____Yes because even though it is from the same author you must cite each piece of new information you’re using_1. You clearly identify the source at the beginning of a paragraph that summarizes the
author’s ideas about teenage drinking. Since readers will naturally
assume all of the ideas in
the paragraph are from the source, no additional citation is necessary.
_No because it is common knowledge and it does not need. to be cited____2. In your paper on the history of aviation you state the date of the Wright brothers’ first
successful flight at Kitty Hawk.
_It has to be cited because he has copied the information so he has to cite it____3. In a paper on
the civil rights movement you find some general, well known background information in an encyclopedia. It is obviously common knowledge, so you copy the
information and include it in your paper.
____No because you are getting the information directly from the speaker _4. You ask your mother about the steps she went throu
gh in obtaining a bank load for a
new car. You include this information in your paper.
_Yes because he got his information from the book so it must be cited____5. You skim a 325
page book entitled
Using the Internet. A major theme throughout the
book is that the Internet is an important technological achievement. You include this in your
___Yes as you are using information from another person and this must be cited__6. You find an article that takes the same position you have taken on the subject of gun
control. To save time you summarize in your paper a portion of the argument from the article,
since the author’s ideas are identical to