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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.
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    • 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.
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 12th Dec 17, 10:23 PM
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    When we used apa 6th referencing system there was a handout from the univeristy in how to reference Facebook and Twatter etc

    It!!!8217;s better to reference and not need to then be done for plageriam...

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    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 14th Dec 17, 8:03 AM
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    When we used apa 6th referencing system there was a handout from the univeristy in how to reference Facebook and Twatter etc

    Itís better to reference and not need to then be done for plageriam...
    Originally posted by nimbo
    Indeed. Plus if you reference you get extra credit for finding something, and then thinking about how it fits into the argument that you are creating.
    • GothicStirling
    • By GothicStirling 7th Jan 18, 11:50 AM
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    It is not your words, it is not your work, of course you cite it. Can't believe that a university student does not understand this principal.
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