by RUNZE YU HANG YANG FENGLIN
- A. Directions: Read the following scenarios and decide whether it is a case of plagiarism or not. (Y or N) and explain why.
__F___ 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.
This is common knowledge. Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States
___T__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.
You need intext citation like which chapter/ part/ page.
___T__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.
It is self-plagiarism.
__T___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 submit it.
It uses information from the internet and without citation.
__T___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.
It just changes the explanation but still copies the ideal from the internet. In this way, it should bring a citation.
- B. Directions: Decide whether the information described in each scenario will require citation of the source (Y or N) and explain why.
___T__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.
It only brings the source but it still needs citation at the end of the essay.
___F__2. In your paper on the history of aviation, you state the date of the Wright brothers’ first successful flight at Kitty Hawk.
Wright brothers’ first successful flight at Kitty Hawk is common knowledge.
___F__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.
This is common knowledge.
__F___4. You ask your mother about the steps she went through in obtaining a bank loan for a new car. You include this information in your paper.
This is your experience.
__T___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 paper.
It just cited the resources from the internet.
__T___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 your own.
It should bring the citation.