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How to Recognize Plagiarism

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Original Source Material: A na´ve mental model in the context of computer programming is that a computer is an intelligent system, and that giving directions to a computer is like giving directions to a human being.

Source: Merriënboer, J. J. van. (1997). Training complex cognitive skills. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

(A) One kind of mental model for the computer is the na´ve model. A na´ve mental model in the context of computer programming is that a computer is an intelligent system. This model is na´ve because giving directions to a computer is like giving directions to a human being.

Reference:

Merriënboer, J. J. van. (1997). Training complex cognitive skills. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

(B) One kind of mental model for the computer is the na´ve model. According to van Merriënboer (1997), "A na´ve mental model in the context of computer programming is that a computer is an intelligent system, and that giving directions to a computer is like giving directions to a human being" (p. 145).

Reference:

Merriënboer, J. J. van. (1997). Training complex cognitive skills. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

Your choice "A" was incorrect.

This example is word-for-word plagiarism because it includes words copied directly from the original work without use of quotation marks and also fails to cite the author and the page number of the quote where it is located within the reference provided.

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