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RU Citing? Solutions & Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism: Plagiarism of Structure

Comprehensive collection of information and resources about plagiarism

Definition

What is it?

Plagiarism of Structure is paraphrasing someone else's words by changing sentence structure or word choice, or paraphrasing while maintaining the original sentence structure without citation.

According to Rutgers...

"Paraphrasing without proper attribution, i.e., presenting in one's own words another person's written words or ideas as if they were one's own" is considered plagiarism.

 

Sources:

Ireton, Theresa. “The Five Types of Plagiarism: Are You Stealing Intellectual Property?” Microsoft PowerPoint file. Previous link: https://www.centralia.edu/academics/writingcenter/Event%20Info/Plagiarism.ppt. See: https://sites.google.com/site/researchstudentsstfrancis/.

"Rutgers University Academic Integrity Policy." 2020.

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