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True/False - Copying and pasting from the Internet can be done without citing the page...

Copying and pasting from the Internet can be done without citing the Internet page, because everything on the Internet is common knowledge and can be used without citation.


The correct answer is False because Web pages and other Internet sources are created by an author or authors, which means that if you use something from the Internet, you have to cite it.

True/False - You don't have to use quotation marks when you quote an author as long as...

You don't have to use quotation marks when you quote an author as long as you cite the author's name at the end of the paragraph.


The correct answer is False because whenever you quote someone else's words you have to designate what they say by using quotation marks to show that you've borrowed it and to set it apart from your own writing.

    True/False - If you quote your roommate in an interview, you don't have to cite him/her...

    If you quote your roommate in an interview, you don't have to cite him/her or use quotation marks.


    The correct answer is False because citing a conversation is not different from citing an article or a book. Whenever you quote someone's words, whether they're printed, spoken or sung, you have to cite them.

    True/False - Using a few phrases from an article and mixing them in with your own words is...

    Using a few phrases from an article and mixing them in with your own words is not plagiarism.


    The correct answer is False because using someone else's words without acknowledging who wrote them--even when you blend those phrases with your own--is plagiarism.

      True/False - The date for George Washington's birthday is common knowledge which means...

      The date for George Washington's birthday is common knowledge which means you don't have to cite the source in which you found it.


      The correct answer is True because George Washington's birthdate can be verified in several different sources which means it's common knowledge and you don't have to cite it.

      *Questions obtained from the University of Southern Mississippi Library "Welcome to the Plagiarism Tutorial" site http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/pretest.php

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