Plagiarism and How To Stop It

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What is Plagiarism?

When taking notes from a website, a book, or any work of art, you must be very careful not to copy. To copy what someone else has written and passing it off as your own work is a form of stealing called plagiarism. Plagiarism is one of the main reasons posts on KidzNet do not get through moderation.

Wrong and Right Ways To Use Information:

Suppose you read this in a library book:

“The stallion rushed up, shook his long neck, and buried his face into the water.”

Here are some examples:

“The stallion rushed up, shook his long neck, and buried his face into the water.”

Wrong- Stealing the author’s exact words!

“The steed hurried up, shook his neck, and plunged his face into the water.”

Wrong- Stealing the author’s words with only slight changes!

“The thirsty horse galloped toward the water and briefly shook his neck before plunging his face into it.”

Right- Brand new wording!

Notice that the information was used, but not the actual wording. We see that it was a necessity to copy some words like shook, face, and water, but the sentence provides a different view of it. When copying facts, you will want to keep information like names, dates, and places in your new wording.

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