Word for Word Plagiarism – Word-for-word plagiarism is committed when someone copies a string of 7 or more words from an original work, and represents the words as one's own (Indiana University School of Education 2014).


NOTE: Even if the student changes one or two words using a synonym finder but keeps the structure of the sentence in tact with most of the words identical, this is plagiarism.


To avoid word-for-word plagiarism, you must:

a) Place quotation marks around the language that you have not written.

b) Place the author’s last name and year in parenthesis in the sentence.

c) Place the page number where the quote was attained or the URL if the quote is attained from a web-page.

d) List the source correctly in the bibliography.


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