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When you paraphrase something, you rewrite someone else's idea using your own words, giving the original author credit for the idea. Paraphrasing is shorter than summarizing because you focus only a single idea and not the entire work.
When you plagiarize something, you take someone else's words or ideas and use them as your own without giving credit to the original author. You do not have to give credit for common knowledge (eg., historical facts).
When you quote something, you use the exact same words as the original author, putting them in "quotation marks" and matching each word exactly as it appears in the work. Quotes should be kept short and used only rarely, and you must always give credit to the original author.
When you summarize something, you give a brief description of the work or the author's main idea(s), using your own words. Credit must always be given to the original author.
Other Plagiarism Videos
Abusing the Internet: Plagiarizing
Simply copying and pasting information from the Internet denies students the opportunity to really learn and absorb the material. Students must always cite their sources. A professor discusses the difference between plagiarism and paraphrasing.
The pressure to succeed can drive a person to cheat in order to get higher grades or even a promotion at work. Solutions to plagiarism include paraphrasing (examples provided) and quotes. Procrastination leads to desperation and often to plagiarism.
The use of best evidence to make informed decisions about individual patient care by integrating clinical expertise with external clinical evidence from systematic research.
Pyramid of Empirical Evidence
Filtered information is a result of quality studies that often offer recommendations for practice. Examples of filtered information are systematic reviews, meta analyses, and clinical guidelines. Unfiltered literature comes from primary information resources. Unfiltered information should be reviewed for validity and reliability. Examples of unfiltered information are randomized control trials, cohort studies, and case studies.
Tufts University (2019). Community Health 30. Retrieved from https://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/c.php?g=454103&p=3102416
Center for Evidence-Based Medicine