Copy and Paste Plagiarism is

  • Taking phrases, sentences or paragraphs from a source (book, article, website, etc.)
  • Submitting another's work as your own without citing the source.
  • Not using quotations and citing your source.

Plagiarized Version Correct Version
Example of Copy and Paste Plagiarism
 

The future will not see any increase in the catches of wild fish. The reality is that one-third of all ocean fish
stocks have already collapsed.

"The future will not see any increase in the catches of wild fish. The reality is that one-third of all ocean fish stocks have already collapsed (p50)".

Reference:
Taylor, G. (2008) Evolution's edge: the coming collapse and transformation of our world.  Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2008

Explanation:  This version is copy and paste plagiarism.  This was copied word for word, text from the original source material.  No credit was given to the author of the text and quotation marks were not used.  Also the student did not provide the full in-text citation and reference.

Explanation:  Quotation marks are used to indicate that this passage is a word-for-word quotation from the original document.  The full bibliographic reference tells the reader where the source of the quotation can be found.

 

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