week 2-discussion - WEEK 2 Discussion Plagiarism Respond to the following two prompts\/questions 1 Which of the examples represent plagiarism and which

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WEEK 2 - DiscussionPlagiarismRespond to the following two prompts/questions:1. Which of the examples represent plagiarism, and which are acceptable? Explain.Original passage as it appears on page 111 of Neil Postman's 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death:“television has achieved the power to define the form in which news must come, and it has also defined how we shall respond to it. In presenting news to us packaged as vaudeville, television induces other media to do the same, so that the total information environment beginsto mirror television.”Example 1: Plagiarism. Exact use of words which belong to another person; No quotation marks;Not cited, No reference, and No mentioning of the original author.Example 2: Plagiarism. Even though author mentioned the original owner of these words, he/she omitted the quotation marks and at the same time used word by word from the original passage. Not even paraphrased. It is a big NO-NO if you want to eliminate plagiarism.Example 3: Not a plagiarism. Correct use of quotation marks. Credit given to the original owner of the words. Example 4: Plagiarism. Even though credit is given to Postman author failed to paraphrase, he/she changed only few words and this is not considered as a paraphrase. In order to do correct paraphrasing you need to present information with your own words but keep the idea the same. No quotations.Example 5: Plagiarism. Very similar to example 4. Failed paraphrasing. No quotations. No credit
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