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Plagiarism Quiz

Written and designed by Mary Davis of Oxford Brookes University.
Mary's recent publications can be seen here.

Answer the following questions to test your understanding of plagiarism.

1.
Putting a full bibliography but omitting citation in the text is:

2.
Writing an essay on a topic in your discipline without doing any reading or putting any sources in the text is:

3.
Copying a classmate's essay is:

4.
Using citation and quotation marks around other authors' words, and then using some more text from the same source nearby in your text, without citation or quotation marks is:

5.
Writing all your assignment in the hours just before the deadline is:

6.
Reading some sources, making notes on them, then writing up the ideas with citation is:

7.
Checking the instructions for an assignment with a classmate is:

8.
Submitting the same assignment that you have already submitted for another module is:

9.
Putting some points of general knowledge in your text without citation is:

10.
Copying some sentences from another author, changing every fourth word, and putting citation at the end is:

11.
Using one source, which you cite, for most of your ideas is:

12.
Using standard academic phrases (such as "many studies have shown…") which you have found in academic articles, without citation in your text is:

13.
Copying and pasting text from websites without citation is:

14.
Putting citation in your text, but not putting all the cited references in your bibliography is:

15.
Reading several sources on your topic, then writing up the ideas from them without citation is:

16.
Writing your own ideas on a topic then making up the names of references to put next to them is:

17.
Using different systems of referencing (eg Harvard and APA) for different parts of your text is:

18.
Asking your tutor for advice about plagiarism regarding your first draft is:

19.
Making some notes from ideas in a source and using them in your text but forgetting to put the references is:

20.
Writing your essay largely copied from the text of some model or example essays that you have found is:

21.
Copying some words, putting them in quotation marks, and writing the author, year and page number afterwards is:

22.
Finding a synonym for every word you use from another text is:

23.
Buying a ready-made essay from a website is:

24.
Constructing a paragraph from quotations, with citation after each, and a few words of your own is:

25.
Using some words from another author, putting them in quotation marks, and with citation, but changing a few words inside the quotation so that it supports your point more effectively is:

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