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You make up all or part of a citation.
- If you falsify a citation, that is plagiarism.
- If you falsify part of a citation, that is plagiarism.
- If you cite a real source, but do not use it in your paper, that is also plagiarism.
A Closer Look: Review the Scenario Below
Tommy is now in his dorm room reviewing the books and articles he got from the library. He's up all night writing his paper. It's 5am and he's writing his "Works Cited" page. He is so sleepy, he can't remember which articles he used. Tommy decides to make-up the remaining sources. He's way too tired to care.
A week later the professor asks to meet with Tommy about the plagiarized sources in his paper.
- Writing a paper takes time.
Don't wait until the last minute to do your research.
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