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    If I copied,exactly the same words from the text book and I cited it. Is it still classified as plagarism? I'm trying to put something in my own words. It's difficult to put it on my own words?
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    I believe so.
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    If you are actually quoting a small something from a book and it's in quotation marks and you cited it then should be fine. If it's not for a quote then you can't just copy something and cite it. Need to paraphrase or change it into your own words and cite it.

    *This is what i did for A level coursework so might be different for university or GCSE

    If you are confused or worried about what counts as plagiarism then just have a word with your teacher/lecturer just to be on the safe side as different institutions/exam boards might have different policies
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    (Original post by princess pokey)
    If I copied,exactly the same words from the text book and I cited it. Is it still classified as plagarism? I'm trying to put something in my own words. It's difficult to put it on my own words?
    As long as you present the sentence/paragraph as a quotation with full citation , then no, it is not plagiarism.

    However, if you copied and pasted large chunks of text and did so with full citations, then although this again is not plagiarism, it won't be your own work either and will not gain you your qualification.
 
 
 
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