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Using source material quizEdit

Test yourself!
Which of the following is an acceptable use of source material?
  1. Copying a sentence from a source and changing the words to synonyms you find in a thesaurus. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT! Changing the words, while maintaining or just slightly changing the structure of a text, is "close paraphrasing," a form of plagiarism.
  2. Using it to understand a concept, which you then write using your own words, and share on Wikipedia with citations to the original source. (click to expand or collapse)
    CORRECT! This is the ideal way to use a source.
  3. Copying a lengthy passage from a book, but providing the name of the author and citing it. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT! Copying a lengthy portion of a copyrighted book or article is still a violation of the author's copyright. Unless the book is under a free license or public domain, you shouldn't copy it.
  4. Using it to craft a compelling and emotional call to action about a pressing human rights issue. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT! While you can use Wikipedia and good sources to write about human rights issues you care about, avoid writing to persuade readers. Trust that others will read the information you share and come to their own conclusions about your issue. Remember, the more balanced your article is, the more likely critical readers are to trust the information you share.

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