Tutorial: Avoiding Plagiarism - Knowing Which Sources to Acknowledge - Exercises

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When to Acknowledge Sources

Read each of the following statements and decide whether or not material included in the statement requires acknowledgment by the student writer. If acknowledgment is required, click on Requires Acknowledgment. Otherwise, click on Does Not Require Acknowledgment.

Example:
Many Japanese-Americans were interned in U.S. camps during World War II.
Requires Acknowledgment
Does Not Require Acknowledgment

 

1. The small-time crook played by Michael Moriarty announces, "I want a Nixon-style pardon."

 

Requires Acknowledgment

Does Not Require Acknowledgment

 

2. The widely accepted idea that a high percentage of Vietnam veterans committed suicide after their return home is a myth.

 

Requires Acknowledgment

Does Not Require Acknowledgment

 

3. Joseph J. Roberts served as the first president of Liberia.

 

Requires Acknowledgment

Does Not Require Acknowledgment

 

4. Fifty-three percent of the people questioned in a 1958 Gallup poll said that they would reject any black candidate for president on the basis of race.

 

Requires Acknowledgment

Does Not Require Acknowledgment

 

5. Congress added the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954.

 

Requires Acknowledgment

Does Not Require Acknowledgment

 

6. Although news reports stress the abductions of young children, over eighty percent of American children abducted by people outside the family are at least twelve years old.

 

Requires Acknowledgment

Does Not Require Acknowledgment

 

7. Pandas are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity.

 

Requires Acknowledgment

Does Not Require Acknowledgment

 

8. In 1918, millions of people around the world died during an influenza pandemic.

 

Requires Acknowledgment

Does Not Require Acknowledgment

 

9. By the summer of 2001, key members of President George W. Bush's administration knew that hijacked airliners were likely to target skyscrapers.

 

Requires Acknowledgment

Does Not Require Acknowledgment

 

10. In Jameson Heights, an affluent and predominantly white neighborhood, I observed abundant fresh fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices in each of the three supermarkets; in nearby Jamesonville, an impoverished neighborhood with predominantly Latino and African American residents, I found only limited and poor quality produce in the single remaining grocery store, and the prices were higher than in the Jameson Heights supermarkets.

 

Requires Acknowledgment

Does Not Require Acknowledgment

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