Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism

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1. What guidelines should you follow when summarizing and paraphrasing?
Both should be stated in your own words and both require citation. The difference is that summary is shorter in relation to the length of the original source.
Only paraphrasing requires citation because it is in your own words; summary, on the other hand, is common knowledge and therefore does not require citation.
Summary and paraphrase are the same thing, and neither one requires citation of the original source.
Only paraphrasing is permitted in most college writing, and summary should be avoided. Paraphrasing is permitted, and should be cited.
   
2. If a student recycles an old paper of her own for a new class. She is...
Within the rules because the paper is her intellectual property.
Within the rules only if she significantly revises the original before turning it in.
Within the rules if she incorporates additional sources so that the paper is more up to date.
Within the rules if she consults the teacher of the new course and receives permission.
   
3. Which of the following strategies is acceptable at IU?
Significantly revising a paper you’ve found on the web to make it your own.
Collaborating with a classmate on a paper by having a friend write part of it.
Filling in from memory citation information that is pretty accurate.
All of the above.
None of the above.
   
4. Common knowledge is...
Information that makes a common argument.
Factual information that is reasonable and clear.
Factual information that is readily found in a number of sources.
Information that is posted on the world wide web.
   
5. When quoting a passage in your source that is a quotation from someone else, you...
Must look up the original quotation and cite that source.
Can attribute the quotation to the second author and not worry about the original.
Should never use a quotation within a quotation in research papers.
Must cite it in such a way that your reader knows this is a quote within a quote.
 

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