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To: Reuben Hick
Nevertheless, I never called any of it my own which is a requirement for plagiarizing, and I believe that ThinkPlease was looking for any excuse to avoid having to debate the topic because ThinkPlease is intellectually incapable of forming a cogent argument.

Since you have your name signed to the post, I can only assume that you called it your own. No matter what you think, since you have not actually dealt with any of my arguments since last night, the latter part of your statement isn't very believeable.

158 posted on 12/04/2004 2:18:02 PM PST by ThinkPlease (Fortune Favors the Bold!)
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To: ThinkPlease
For the record, here's my alma mater's definition of "plagiarism":

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, failure to indicate the source with quotation marks or footnotes where appropriate if any of the following are reproduced in the work submitted by a student:

  1. A phrase, written or musical.
  2. A graphic element.
  3. A proof.
  4. Specific language.
  5. An idea derived from the work, published or unpublished, of another person.
[emphasis added]


The reader will note that a specific claim of "ownership" of material that is in fact attributable to another is NOT necessary for plagiarism to have taken place. The mere submission of the material in the absence of the appropriate attribution is sufficient.

172 posted on 12/04/2004 4:52:07 PM PST by longshadow
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