I looked at wiki and see that information comes from there, but I do not see any sentences taken directly from there.
Kindly refer to the link I posted above. I took a screen capture, because I was afraid posting Wikipedia's sentences would violate the forum's rules. Personally, I believe 'plagiarism' is an ugly word. I always strive to uphold Wikipedia's fundamental principle, no matter which site I'm viewing, to assume good faith (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:AGF
), and Sy Bich Hien said, "I
just try to do homework ...
" Admittedly, at first, I assumed
S.B.H. just typed up sentences from Wikipedia, without citing, and posted it for us to correct. However, while I've probably spent hours sitting through lectures about plagiarism, S.B.H. may not have and was 'seriously' trying to finish an assignment about the S.O.H., a possibly unfamiliar topic.
Wikipedia is a wonderful resource, and if used well, a great starting point for Internet and literary research.
Well this certainly looks like original writing ... It even has errors! ... I think sy bich hien is doing a good job of learning English.This
is why I didn't just post a link to the screen capture and "call it a day." I think sy bich hien did not willingly
break any rules. Such a resource as Essay Forum is the perfect place to help S.B.H. with the idiosyncrasies of the English language (and the art of citation!), and I didn't want to deter S.B.H. from it. It's been 5 days since S.B.H.'s last post, so perhaps we can lay this thread to rest until his/her
My post is an example of how we are all in the dark in some areas and not others. I don't know which word in "Sy Bich Hien" is the given name or whether it's a boy or girl's name. Sorry about that. :D