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OK or not? Modifying a quote to support your argument

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Ever encounter a quote that's almost a perfect fit for your argument? This week's poll explores whether modifying a quote  to fit your argument is an acceptable practice. If you've cited the source and followed all research writing practices, then changing a quote (with brackets) wouldn't be considered plagiarism, especially given the fact that you'll be writing an original paper with your own original thoughts...right? Voice your opinion and chime in if it's ok to modify a quote to support your argument. 

http://poll.fm/4gbbt

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Published on by kennethb.