Writing Books/Plagiarism?


QUESTION: If you have a report to do and you have to research articles online for it and you reword the article so that you can put it in your report so for example:"The child,running fastly,tripped.Due to the injury,the child went to the hospital.")If I reworded it to say "Running hurridly,the child tripped.This resulted to having to take the child to the hospital.",would this be okay.Would it be okay if it is in the same order and says almost the same thing,just in different wording?Would this be plagiarism?

ANSWER: Paraphrasing without giving credit citing the source can still be considered plagiarism.

Run the paper through a plagiarism checker online and see what it says.

Most the time, you have to completely reword it, change sentence and paragraph structure-- everything.

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QUESTION: Well can you please,pretty please,read my report to see if it is plagiarism or something?

I'm sorry, I can't do that.

Not only because if I do for one, everyone will ask, I am a professional editor and get paid for that type of project.

Google online for a free plagiarism checker and run the doc through it.

If you are in college- your college should have one too.

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