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Writing – Plagiarism Example 2

Rephrasing

 

 

The city of Knossos is one of the major archaeological sites in Greece and attracts a great number of visitors each year, mostly because of the famous stories of King Minos, Theseus, the Minotaur and Ariadne. It was one of the first cities on European soil and was the center of one of the most brilliant Greek civilizations - the Minoans. From what remains of this city, the foundation, a few walls, fragments of frescoes, pithoi, fallen stones from columns we can learn much about the splendour of this great ancient civilization.

 

 

Verdict:  Plagiarized.

  1. The writer rephrases the initial sentences, which is "common knowlege". (OK)
  2. The third sentence, however, is stolen verbatim (word for word) .   This is plagiarized.

Recommendation:    If the sentence is "common knowledge", state the information in your own words.

If the information is borrowed (i.e., nformation that you could not have known or gathered yourself):

  1. Use quotation marks to enclose a borrowed sentence. Use brackets within a quote to add necessary words.
  2. Use an in-text citation and then include the full source in the "works cited" list. (See Citation styles.)

 

The city of Knossos is one of the major archaeological sites in Greece and attracts a great number of visitors each year, mostly because of the famous stories of King Minos, Theseus, the Minotaur and Ariadne. "It was one of the first cities on European soil and was the center of one of the most brilliant Greek civilizations - the Minoans" (Weber 22). From what remains of this city, the foundation, a few walls, fragments of frescoes, pithoi, fallen stones from columns we can learn much about the splendour of this great ancient civilization.

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Works Cited  (Place this at the end of the paper.)

Weber, James. Knossos: A New View on Ancient History.  Crete: Chania Press, 1989. Print. 

 

(The book above is fictitious and is used for example.)

 

 

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