On the following pages there are excerpts from original texts with examples of plagiarism and correct paraphrases. The excerpts we have chosen are relatively short for the purpose of making the guide easier to read. Usually longer pieces of text are summarized in a shorter paraphrase. In the examples of student’s texts we have not included comments to the quotes and paraphrases, despite the fact that such comments are needed in academic texts.
You can choose between examples which focus on humanities and social sciences, on science and medicine or on engineering.