When you submit a research project in college, you are expected to use other people’s words and ideas to support your argument. How can you do this and avoid plagiarism?
The answer is: with proper citation.
In Module 6 we reviewed quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Let’s look at some examples of this. If they’re properly cited, it’s acceptable use. If they’re improperly cited, it’s plagiarism.
Let's start with a piece of text from a Slate magazine article. Here's the citation:
Pitzer, A. “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan: Did the Singer Songwriter Take Portions of His Nobel Lecture from SparkNotes?” Slate, 13 June 2017. https://slate.com/culture/2017/06/did-bob-dylan-take-from-sparknotes-for-his-nobel-lecture.html
Now read the following passage from the Slate article, then determine if the quotes, summaries, and paraphrases of the passage that follow are acceptable or would be considered plagiarism.