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Avoid Plagiarism: Writing it Right: Unintentional Plagiarism

Unintentional Plagiarism

Poll for Unintentional Plagiarism

Poll for Unintentional Plagiarism.  Choose the correct answer from the following

While researching, you come across an idea that you use in your paper. You do not use the authors exact words, just the idea.
No. Since I am not using the authors' exact words, I don't have to cite it: 1 votes (5%)
Yes. Unless it is common knowledge, I must cite the ideas.: 19 votes (95%)
Total Votes: 20
I can change just a few words from a source, and include it in my paper without committing plagiarism
True, I only need change a few words and I'm fine: 2 votes (12.5%)
False, I need to rewrite the entire passage in my own words: 14 votes (87.5%)
Total Votes: 16

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