Instruction: Overview for Novice Level


  • a proper quotation of someone else's words, and
  • provision of the appropriate citation and reference.

You commit word-for-word plagiarism if your writing or speech:

  1. borrows ideas from the original source material, and
  2. takes seven or more words in sequence from the original source material, and
  3. lacks any of the following:
    • quotation marks surrounding the words taken
    • the full in-text citation with author name(s), the date, and must include the specific location within the source (e.g., page number or other locator) where the words are taken from
    • the bibliographic reference.

Sections within Novice Level instruction

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