In academic writing, it is often necessary to use information from other sources. Using language that is too close to that of the original text or not providing a citation is called plagiarism and must be avoided. This sample essay includes a source text and extracts from several student essays based on this source. The task helps you to identify plagiarism in their writing, so you can avoid it in your own.
Read the source text below, an extract from an article published in the journal Nature. Then read the seven extracts from student essays which follow. They all use information from the published article. For each student extract, decide whether it uses the source material in an acceptable way or contains plagiarism of some kind.