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Plagiarism principle quiz[edit]

Test yourself!
What's a good principle for avoiding plagiarism?
  1. Use your own words to explain concepts and ideas is important, so you don't have to cite the original author. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT! You should rephrase ideas in your own words, but always cite the source of those ideas.
  2. Find clear, well-written, and reliable sources, and quote them as closely as possible, while referencing the source of the information. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT! You should write your contributions to Wikipedia in a wholly unique way, while preserving links to the source of information.
  3. Draw from sources to understand concepts, facts, and figures. Explain the information in your own words, and provide clear references to where the information came from. (click to expand or collapse)
    CORRECT! This is the best principle for avoiding all forms of plagiarism.
  4. Because anyone can copy and re-use Wikipedia's content, the more information you copy directly from books, magazines, and other sources of knowledge, the better the world becomes. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT! Because people can copy and re-use Wikipedia's content, it's important that everything on Wikipedia is original writing drawn from reliable sources without violating copyright.

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