Instruction: Examples for Intermediate Level

Paraphrasing plagiarism and how to fix it.

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Example 1. When summarizing the overall idea from an entire book written by two authors.


Example 2. When summarizing specific ideas made in a book chapter written by three authors, contained within a whole book with multiple editors.


Important Note

Paraphrasing plagiarism can occur when the writing contains a mixture of the writer's own ideas and the ideas of others. The way to make clear whose ideas are whose is to tell the reader explicitly when there is a shift from one source to another. This should be done by properly citing the source in the first sentence of the paraphrase. It is unnecessary to cite remaining sentences of the paraphrase, as long as it is clear that the source remains the same.


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