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29 January, 15:44

Which of the following statements is TRUE? a. If you paraphrase information from a source you do not need a citation. b. Patchwriting is not considered a form of plagiarism. c. Some direct quotations do not require citations. d. It is difficult to paraphrase material if you do not really understand it.

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  1. 29 January, 16:10
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    D. It is difficult to praphrase material if you don not really understand it.

    Explanation:

    The only true information here is option D, because it is essential for you to understand something, so that then you can paraphrase it. Paraphrasing is not just changing a few words, or word order, it means to be able to explain something more clearly, or placing the emphasis where you intend to.

    Option A: is FALSE because everytime that you use someonelse's ideas you need to acknowledge them.

    Option B: is FALSE because patchwriting is failed paraphrasing and it is considered an instance of plagiarism,

    Option C: is FALSE because every single quotation needs to be correctly acknowledged.
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