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    For descriptive writing task in the exam, would I get marks for writing descriptive phrases that I have previously read in an e-book?

    I have an e-book that contains many different descriptive phrases, for example "carnival of lights".
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    (Original post by black and mellow)
    For descriptive writing task in the exam, would I get marks for writing descriptive phrases that I have previously read in an e-book?

    I have an e-book that contains many different descriptive phrases, for example "carnival of lights".
    Yes you would as long as you don't actively plagiarize the e-book. The general rule is that if every sixth word is the same or less (seventh, eighth etc.) than it is isn't plagiarism and you should still get marks for extracts from the book.
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    Yes you would as long as you don't actively plagiarize the e-book. The general rule is that if every sixth word is the same or less (seventh, eighth etc.) than it is isn't plagiarism and you should still get marks for extracts from the book.
    I guess I should write my own versions of some of those phrases and learn them by memory(opens a thesaurus book). Thanks a lot.
 
 
 
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