Academic Honesty and Avoiding Plagiarism:
by Michael Fleming
Quiz: Acceptable use of the Internet?
Even though the computer as a writing tool and the Internet as a research tool seem to have fundamentally changed the nature of college composition courses, in fact all the old "rules" still apply: plagiarism is plagiarism. Whether you get your information from an online database or from a dusty old book in a dusty old college library, you still have to honor the words and ideas of other writers by using the right techniques for paraphrasing, quoting, and citing your sources.
See how well you understand the basics by considering the following examples: