To what extent have your CJ105 concept definitions relied on copying definitions from Wikipedia and other Internet sources – is that plagiarism?
By: Shelby Schroeder
Generally I try to first read about my concept in the book, and then use online sources to help better explain my opinion of a topic. I really like using things like Wikipedia because I feel like they can explain things in a more easily understandable way, however I don’t like to steal their definitions. I think if you are taking your definition straight from Wikipedia then yes, I think it is plagiarism despite the fact that they aren’t protected by copyright law. I think that you shouldn’t ever steal someone’s work, you should attempt to be as original in your definitions as possible, you will learn better by trying to teach it and coming up with a creative definition.