Plagiarism Links

Below are two web pages with suspiciously similar language. Examine both, and answer the questions below.

  1. Which one was plagiarized from the other?
  2. How can you tell?
  3. Is the plagiarism deliberate or accidental? In Howard’s terms, is it plagiarism (deliberate) or is it patchwriting (accidental)?
  4. Choose two sentences, one from each source, that are very similar. Underline the differences and circle the similarities.
  5. In general, what are the differences between the two sites?
  6. Is there any ethical difference between this example of plagiarism and deliberate plagiarism of a scholarly source? Explain.
  7. Take the Conclusion paragraph from the “Medium Blue” site and rephrase it in your own words.
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