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How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

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What does it mean to plagiarize?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a question to ask yourself for determining if you need to cite a source?

2. Do you need to cite a source when paraphrasing information using your own words?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your understanding of plagiarism in writing. You will be quizzed on the definition of plagiarism and when you need to cite sources.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • What it means to plagiarize
  • Questions to ask yourself when determining if source citation is necessary
  • If you need to cite a source when paraphrasing information
  • Whether plagiarism is ever acceptable
  • Purpose of searching a piece of information in a search engine when checking for plagiarism

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about plagiarism in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when to cite a source
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what it means to plagiarize

Additional Learning

To learn more about citations in writing, review the corresponding lesson on Avoiding Plagiarism in Your Writing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define plagiarism
  • Learn when you need to cite a source
  • Discuss questions to ask when determining if you need to cite a source
  • Review examples of text that does and does not need citation
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