Plagiarism

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PLAGIARISM WORKSHEET

Using someone else’s ideas or phrasing and representing those ideas or phrasing as our own, either on purpose or through carelessness, is a serious offense known as plagiarism. Using other people’s ideas or phrasing includes written or spoken material—from whole papers and paragraphs to sentences and parts of sentences. This also includes statistics, lab results, art work, etc. “Someone else” can mean a professional source, such as a published writer or critic in a book, magazine, encyclopedia, or journal; an electronic resource such as material we discover on the Internet; another student at our school or anywhere else; a paper-writing “service” (online or otherwise) which offers to sell written papers for a fee.

Below is an original passage from a source followed by four passages that paraphrase and/or quote the source. For each of the four passages, identify whether it is or is not plagiarism and briefly explain your answer.

This is the original text from Elaine Tyler May’s “Myths and Realities of the American
Family”: Because women’s wages often continue to reflect the fiction that men earn the family wage, single mothers rarely earn enough to support themselves and their children adequately. And because work is still organized around the assumption that mothers stay home with children, even though few mothers can afford to do so, child-care facilities in the United States remain woefully inadequate. 1. Since women’s wages often continue to reflect the mistaken notion that men are the main wage earners in the family, single mothers rarely make enough to support themselves and their children very well. Also, because work is still based on the assumption that mothers stay home with children, facilities for child care remain woefully inadequate in the United…...

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