Training modules/dashboard/slides/11516-plagiarism-quiz

Plagiarism quizEdit

Test yourself!
Which of the following is NOT considered a form of plagiarism when writing Wikipedia articles?
  1. Copy text and don't credit the author. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT! This is unattributed plagiarism.
  2. Copy text exactly, and credit the author in a footnote. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT! This is plagiarism of cited sources. Limited use of quotation is acceptable, but any quotes must be explicitly marked as such.
  3. Slightly changing the text of another author (cited or not) but keeping the same structure. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT! This is close paraphrasing. You should always rewrite in your own words, using an original sentence structure.
  4. Taking information from a source and contributing it to Wikipedia using your own words, citing the original source as a reference. (click to expand or collapse)
    CORRECT! This is the best way to get information from sources into Wikipedia: By understanding them, and explaining the concept in your own words, while crediting the source.

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