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Academic Integrity

Guide to having academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism

Is it plagiarism?

Decide if the paraphrase is an example of plagiarism.

Here's the original text, taken from:

Addams, J. (1911). The spirit of youth and the city streets. MacMillan, p. 5.

Paraphrase:
"A further difficulty lies in the fact that this industrialism has gathered together multitudes of eager young creatures from all quarters of the earth as a labor supply for the countless factories and workshops, upon which the present industrial city is based. Never before in civilization have such numbers of young girls been suddenly released from the protection of the home and permitted to walk unattended upon city streets and work under alien roofs..." A further problem stems from the fact that industrialism has brought many eager young people from all around the earth as a work supply for the many factories and workshops that form the base of the current industrial city. Never in our history have so many young women been suddenly let go from the protection of their families and allowed to walk by themselves on city streets and work under the roofs of strangers.
No, it's not plagiarism. Click to see if you're right. Yes, it's plagiarism. Click to see if you're right.

Decide if the following scenario is an example of plagiarism.

Here's the original text, taken from:

Thiel, P. (2014). Zero to one: Notes on startups, or how to build the future. Crown Business, p. 63.

You write:
"Every culture has a myth of decline from some golden age and almost all peoples throughout history have been pessimists. Even today pessimism still dominates huge parts of the world. An indefinite pessimist looks out onto a bleak future, but he has no idea what to do about it. This describes Europe since the early 1970s, when the continent succumbed to undirected bureaucratic drift. Today the whole Eurozone is in slow-motion crisis, and nobody is in charge." According to Peter Thiel, "Every culture has a myth of decline from some golden age and almost all peoples throughout history have been pessimists."
No, it's not plagiarism. Click to see if you're right. Yes, it's plagiarism. Click to see if you're right.

Decide if the following scenario is an example of plagiarism.

You are required to cite at least 3 sources for your 10 page paper. You decide to use 10 sources. Once you finish writing your ten pages, you realize that over half of your paper is either paraphrased or directly quoted from your sources. You use many sources in order to make your paper as credible as it can possibly be. Knowledge is power, right? You carefully cite every source both in-text and on your References page.

No, it's not plagiarism. Click to see if you're right. Yes, it's plagiarism. Click to see if you're right.

Decide if the following scenario is an example of plagiarism.

Here's the original text, taken from:

Champy, J. (2004). Why execution is the source of competitiveness. In Kurtzman, J., Rifkin, G. & Griffith, V. (Eds.), MBA in a box: Practical ideas from the best brains in business. Crown Business, p. 176.

You write:
"Rather, think of creating a plan for corporate change that lays out what business change will be accomplished and when.  Then map out how your company’s various constituencies (e.g. customers, suppliers, workers, and shareholders) will experience those changes." Rather, think of creating a plan for corporate change that lays out what business change will be accomplished and when.  Then map out how your company’s various constituencies (e.g. customers, suppliers, workers, and shareholders) will experience those changes (Champy, 2004, p. 176)
No, it's not plagiarism. Click to see if you're right. Yes, it's plagiarism. Click to see if you're right.