Q3 Plagiarism Step 1

7 Be Legal and Fair


It is easy to plagiarize work written by others because you can copy and paste content from one place or web page to another page or document. It is not appropriate to plagiarize, however in this exercise, you will copy and paste copyrighted content into a document and then use a tool that will indicate if plagiarism is found. 

Copy or download the 7.Q3 Plagiarism Activity to use for this Quest.

1. Visit Biography: Martin Luther King Jr. to find information about Martin Luther King Jr. 

Image of Martin Luther King Jr

(Image Source: Martin Luther King Jr. Photographed by Marion S. Trikosko, 1964. LC-DIG-ppmsc-01629 Source: Library of Congress)

2. Complete steps 2-6 in the 7.Q3 Plagiarism Activity Document.

Plagiarism Checker Example

This is an example screenshot of text copied from this page and pasted into Grammarly plagiarism-checker.

screenshot of grammarly checker

This next screenshot indicates that significant plagiarism was found. Some school districts have subscribed to this site and the results will display the website addresses that the text was copied from.

Screenshot of text checked for plagiarism

When you have completed the activity check with your teacher about submitting your work.

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
c. Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations
d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences