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Practice with plagiarism - Scenario B

Original source as follows in orange, excerpted from p. 32 of the e-book Living With Alcoholism and Drug Addiction by Nicholas Lessa and Sara Gilbert (2009).

Now is a great time for anyone considering treatment for alcoholism or addiction, because science is leading the way to new treatment approaches. The government, which for many decades focused mainly on finding ways to limit or punish addiction, is now supporting research into and sharing scientific information about how addiction happens.

Which of the following uses correct citation, and which plagiarizes the original source? 

ESSAY OPTION #1
It's a good time to get treatment for alcoholism or addiction, since there are many new treatment approaches. The government, which for many years focused mainly on punishing addiction, now supports scientific research into how addiction happens (Lessa and Gilbert 32).  

ESSAY OPTION #2
Today it's better than it used to be for addicts to receive treatment. According to Lessa and Gilbert, "The government, which for many decades focused mainly on finding ways to limit or punish addiction, is now supporting research into and sharing scientific information about how addiction happens" (32).

In-Text Citations - How To

For MLA Style...

MLA In-Text Citation
(Lansing Community College)
Purdue's OWL - In-Text Citations: The Basics
 

For APA Style...

APA In-Text Citation
(Lansing Community College)

Purdue's OWL - In-Text Citations: The Basics

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