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Narragansett Pier School Library: Plagiarism


Plagiarism - the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own, copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing.

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America has a scary clown problem. Last month, the Two-Way reported on a spate of creepy-clown sightings across America. The reports were unsettling even for those who don't suffer coulrophobia.  In the weeks since, the clown situation — there's no way around it — has gotten worse.




  • Original: Her life spanned years of incredible change for women.
  • Paraphrase: Mary lived through an era of liberating reform for women.

"Examples of Paraphrasing." Your Dictionary, Love to Know Corp, 2016, Accessed 12 Dec. 

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