EXAMPLE OF WORD-FOR-WORD PLAGIARISM
"The gender pay gap affects all women, but for women of color the pay shortfall is worse. Asian American women's salaries show the smallest gender pay gap, at 90 percent of white men's earnings. Hispanic women's salaries show the largest gap, at 54 percent of white men's earnings. White men are used as a benchmark because they make up the largest demographic group in the labor force" (aauw.org)
The pay gap affects all women, but for minority women it is worse. White men are usually the one people are compared to because they make up the largest group in the labor force (aauw.org)
Because this person borrowed language word-for-word but did not put the language in quotation marks nor cite correctly, this is plagiarism.
The pay gap is an important issue for all women because all women, regardless of race, make less than men of the same race. Because white men tend to make the most money, studies often use them as the benchmark (aauw.org)
Because this person did not borrow any of the language from another author, the student only has to put the author’s name in parenthesis. If this information was taken from a book or article, the student should put the year of publication with the page number).