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Fifth Grade Library Class: Plagiarism


America has a scary clown problem. Last month, the Two-Way reported on a spate (a large number of similar things or events appearing or occurring) of creepy-clown sightings across America. The reports were unsettling even for those who don't suffer coulrophobia ( irrational fear of clowns).  In the weeks since, the clown situation — there's no way around it — has gotten worse.

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  • 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. 

Paraphrasing Practice

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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.

Quick Guide to Plagiarism

Plagiarism Examples

  • Governor Patrick and President Obama
  • Vice President Biden
  • Rand Paul Congressman, used Wikipedia in his speeches
  • Fareed Zakaria Journalist used his own work for two different columns
  • Vladimir Putin - President of Russia used a United States textbook in his thesis