Plagiarism is often thought of only in the context of academic institutions, but there are many reported situations outside of the classroom where individuals use ideas from other people without giving proper credit. While in school, the consequences may be reflected in a student’s grade. Outside of school, the consequences may tarnish a professional’s reputation and potentially bring legal action. The Learning Activities included resources to help you avoid plagiarism, and this Discussion will give you an opportunity to practice those skills. For another helpful overview of plagiarism, review the TED Talks Punishable Perils of Plagiarism.
Find a reliable secondary source related to your argument for change in your community or workplace. Then, choose a short passage that verifies or disputes your position. Respond to the following prompts in at least two well-developed paragraphs (not including the copied-and-pasted material from your secondary source):
- Describe the source you found, the process you used to find it, and why you selected it. What makes this a reliable source? Does it support or refute your argument?
- Paraphrase relevant information from a short passage in the source you found. Be sure to use in-text citations with any sentences paraphrasing ideas from the source, e.g., (Doe, 2013) or According to Jane Doe (2013).
- At the end of your post, provide a complete APA 6th Edition style references page citation for the source you found and copy/paste the original text that you paraphrased. Be sure to label clearly the part that is copied (e.g., original).
My argument for change is below. Please model the response using my topic.
The thesis statement that I chose for the previous discussion is ultimately, despite the extensive coverage of challenges associated with communication technology, the modern society has embraced it so much to the extent that it would rather live with the adversities therein, rather than make an effort to alter the use of such gadgets. The reason for developing solutions towards the use of technological gadgets is based on the effects that they have on the society through reducing the amount of interactions that we make in the real world.