Early College: Avoiding Plagiarism

Quoting v. Paraphrasing

Paraphrased or Plagiarized?

The following example is from: Stern, L. (2007). What every student should know about avoiding plagiarism. New York: Pearson/Longman, 8-31.

Text from Original Source

The government of Libya is arbitrarily detaining women and girls in “social rehabilitation” facilities for suspected transgressions of moral codes, locking them up indefinitely without due process.  Portrayed as “protective” homes for wayward women and girls or those whose families rejected them, these facilities are de facto prisons. In them, the government routinely violates women’s and girls’ human rights, including those to due process, liberty, freedom of movement, personal dignity, and privacy. Many women and girls detained in these facilities have committed no crime, or have already served a sentence.  Some are there for no other reason than that they were raped, and are now ostracized for staining their family’s “honor.” There is no way out unless a male relative takes custody of the women or girls or she consents to marriage, often to a stranger who comes to the facility looking for a wife.

Source of Original Text

“Human Rights Watch. Libya: A Threat to Society? Arbitrary Detention of Women and Girls for ’Social Rehabilitation’.” Human Rights Watch. Feb. 2006, Index No. E1802. Web. 4 Feb. 2014.