Copying Exact Wording

A common forms of plagiarism is copying from a source ‘word for word’ without using quotation marks or including a citation.

Original

The complexity of the current global economy has to do with certain fundamental disjunctures between economy, culture and politics which we have barely begun to theorise.

Plagiarised

The complexity of the current global economy has to do with certain fundamental disjunctures between economy, culture and politics which we have barely begun to theorise.

Acceptable version

"The complexity of the current global economy has to do with certain fundamental disjunctures between economy, culture and politics which we have barely begun to theorise" (Appadurai 1999, p. 221). 

What makes it acceptable?

  • The use of quotation marks to indicate borrowed material
  • Correct in-text citation
  • The material between quotation marks is exactly the same as the original