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    • toffee'n'tom
    • By toffee'n'tom 2nd Dec 17, 11:17 AM
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    plagiarism 2nd Dec 17 at 11:17 AM
    Hi. I'm not sure whether this is the correct place to post this or another forum?

    I want to use a quote from one of my 'friends' facebook comments in my university piece. It is their words on their facebook page. If I use this does anyone know if this will this be detected by turnitin the plagiarism detector used by unis?
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    • SuperHan
    • By SuperHan 2nd Dec 17, 1:20 PM
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    Can you not just cite it as a source?
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 2nd Dec 17, 1:37 PM
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    You should assume that it does.

    If it might even be mistaken for plagiarism, you neet to attribute it to a source.

    You should also assume that the university ( and any potential employer) may know what you post on Facebook.
    There is no honour to be had in not knowing a thing that can be known - Danny Baker
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 2nd Dec 17, 10:15 PM
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    Whether or not it could be detected, you will get higher marks if you give a source for the quotation rather than presenting it as your own words.
    • WibblyGirly
    • By WibblyGirly 3rd Dec 17, 10:48 AM
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    You will need to cite it. Even if it didn't come up in a plagiarism checker it makes it less legitimate and weakens your argument/point if you can't cite your sources.
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