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NOTE: All material is taken from the seventh edition of the Handbook of Technical Writing by Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, and Walter E. Oliu, Bedford/St. Martins, 2003 Plagiarism & Ethics Plagiarism includes the following points (pg. 405): Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s unique ideas without acknowledgment or the use of someone else’s exact words without quotation marks and appropriate credit. You may quote or paraphrase the words and ideas of another if you document your source. Although you do not enclose paraphrased ideas or materials in quotation marks, you must document their sources. Paraphrasing a passage without citing the source is permissible only when the information paraphrased is common knowledge in a field. Common knowledge refers to information on a topic widely known and readily available in handbooks, manuals, atlases, and other references. If you intent to publish, reproduce or distribute material that includes quotations from
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