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Practice: Paraphrase or Quotation?

Let's Play: Paraphrase or Quotation?

Two excellent ways to avoid plagiarism are by paraphrasing and by quoting. Identify the forms of citation -- paraphrase or quotation -- used for the following passage:

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. Many a man believes himself to be the master of others who is, no less than they, a slave. How did this change take place? I do not know. What can make it legitimate? To this question I hope to be able to furnish an answer.

 -- by Jean Jacques Rousseau: The Social Contract, 1762, page 57.

 1. In an essay examining the relationship of humanity and society, Rousseau asserts that “man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains” (57).

 Paraphrase or Quotation?

 

2. Rousseau suggests that, although they come into the world uninhibited, human beings find themselves universally oppressed (57).

 Paraphrase or Quotation?

 

In-text Citations and Citations. When you paraphrase or quote, you must provide the author’s name and the page number (if available). This is called the in-text citation.  The in-text citation leads the reader to the complete citation on the list of Works Cited (also called a bibliography or references)

 Citation: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. The Social Contract. Penguin, 1968.

  From University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Adapted)

 

Let's Play: Plagiarism or Okay?

Let's Play: Plagiarism or Okay?

 

MLA Citation:

Krenkle, Cory M. "Soccer’s New Status." School Sports News 2 Feb. 2007, p. 16.

 

Original Source Material:

“Soccer is quickly gaining popularity in America. More schools continue to add soccer to their list of competitive varsity sports. In fact, most high schools that offer varsity soccer have a feeder program in the elementary and intermediate grades so that players come to the sport with a good number of skills and knowledge of the rules of the game.”

 

1. Soccer is being offered as a varsity sport at an increasing number of American high schools. In order to have better-prepared varsity participants, these school districts offer soccer programs to teach the basics to their students in grades 1 through 8 (Krenkle 16).

 Plagiarism or Okay?

 

 

2. Most high schools that offer varsity soccer have a feeder program in the elementary and intermediate grades so that players come to the sport with a good number of skills and knowledge of the rules of the game (Krenkle 16).

 Plagiarism or Okay?

 

 

3. “Soccer is quickly gaining popularity in America. More schools continue to add soccer to their list of competitive varsity sports” (Krenkle 16).

Plagiarism or Okay?

 

 

4. In American schools today it is more common to see soccer offered as a high school varsity sport. To better prepare their students, these school districts frequently present their students in grades 1 through 8 with the opportunity to learn soccer basics.

 Plagiarism or Okay?

 

 

5. According to Krenkle, soccer has become a popular sport in America, with more schools adding soccer to their list of competitive varsity sports. The majority of high schools offering varsity soccer have feeder programs in the earlier grades to teach young players basic skills and the rules of the game (16).

 Plagiarism or Okay?

 

 

6. According to Krenkle, as Americans become more interested in soccer, more high schools have soccer teams. Kindergarten through Eighth Grade schools prepare these high schoolers for playing the sport by teaching them techniques and rules (16).

 Plagiarism or Okay?

 

 Created by Wendy Baker Torrence, Kent State University, March 2008 (Adapted)

 

Avoiding Plagiarism: Practice Worksheet

Practice identifying and avoiding plagiarism.

 

Answers

Answers for "Paraphrase or Quotation?"

  1. Quotation. The student quoted Rousseau by using Rousseau's exact words and quotation marks.
  2. Paraphrase. The student did a good job of paraphrasing, changing Rousseau's words significantly, but keeping Rousseau's original idea. Note: The writer provided citations for both the quotation and the paraphrase.

Answers for "Plagiarism or Okay?"

  1. Okay. The student paraphrased well and provided an in-text citation.
  2. Plagiarism. The student provided an in-text citation but used the original words without using quotation marks.
  3. Okay. The student used quotation marks and provided an in-text citation.
  4. Plagiarism. The student paraphrased well but did not provide an in-text citation.
  5. Plagiarism. The student provided an in-text citation but didn't paraphrase very well. The student needed to change the words and structure more.
  6. Okay. The student paraphrased well and provided an in-text citation.
 

Is Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" Plagiarized?!

Everyone loves Led Zeppelin's song "Stairway to Heaven," but...

Also, Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing passages from a speech by Michelle Obama.

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