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This month's Ok or Not? Poll explores the use of someone else's work as inspiration for one's own work. Given that good research papers have many of the same elements that instructors are looking for, like a well-supported thesis, specific examples, organization and clarity and citations, students often seek good papers of the same topic as inspiration for their own work. Is it ok to use someone else's paper as a guide and copy ideas from it?

Ok or Not? Poll
You use another person's essay as a guide and inspiration for your essay. Ok or Not? 

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In this month's Ask WriteCheck column, a student asks whether citations are needed on a PowerPoint slide.

Dear WriteCheck,

To prevent a charge of plagiarism, what kind of citations should you use on a Powerpoint slide, especially if the slides are used as a handout? Are the rules the same as on a paper or essay? If you post the Powerpoint presentation on-line, do you need to also post a back-up paper with proper citations as part of the file?
 
What should I do?
Sharie L.

 

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