Section 7 Generating scholarship > Scholar speak > Plagiarism > Documentation > Exercise

To Cite or Not to Cite

Test your understanding of when to cite a passage by putting a check mark next to yes if the passage needs a citation and no if it doesn't need a citation. Check your choice by running the mouse over answer.

1. "Kids' sense that it is wrong to cheat has been clearly diluted."

Yes No

2. Plagiarism is one form of dishonesty.

Yes No

3. "Do you want to go to a doctor who cheated his way through anatomy class, or drive over a bridge built by an engineer who cheated?" asks Donald McCabe, founder of the Durham, N.C.-based Center for Academic Integrity, which promotes anti-cheating campaigns on more than 200 college campuses.

Yes No


4. Such lack of understanding about what actually constitutes plagiarism indicated that "the majority of students probably engage in inadvertent plagiarism."

Yes No



5. Students cannot be expected to avoid plagiarizing unless they understand what it is and how to avoid it.

Yes No








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