Confused about when you would need to cite, or where the line is drawn between paraphrasing and patchwriting?
Take a moment to look at the following sources to see definitions and good and bad examples of student writing.
- The COD Plagiarism Tutorial has samples, quiz questions to test your knowledge, and helpful explanations.
- Take a look at the COD patchwriting definition at the bottom of the page.
- See a longer definition of patchwriting supplied by Lewis and Clark College, or the longer plagiarism tutorial
- See a discussion of patchwriting that occurred when a student writer used the New York Times as a plaigiarized/patchwritten source..
Learn How To Cite
Find directions about how to cite your sources on the library citation guide.
Finally, you are welcome to use NoodleBib if you'd like to use a program to create and organize your citations. You must "Create a New Folder" when you use NoodleBIB for the first time. Click on "I am citing a(n):," choose the type of item you are citing, and then fill in the online form. Your bibliography will be formatted for you.