Liberty ENGL 101 Mindtap Week 3 Assignment Answers Complete Solutions
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1. Avoiding Plagiarism (textbook agnostic version)
A. In Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond says that the first characteristic of epidemics is that “they spread quickly and efficiently from an infected person to nearby healthy people, with the result that the whole population gets exposed within a short time” (202).
B. One of the main characteristic of an epidemic is that it spreads quickly and efficiently from an infected person to nearby healthy people.
C. One main characteristic of epidemics is that the illness spreads rapidly and infects an entire population quickly.
D. According to the author, epidemics are illnesses characterized by sudden onsets and short durations, meaning that the afflicted either quickly succumb to illness and perish or make a full recovery (Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel, 202).
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A. Even though we usually think of Africa as the continent of large mammals, one author says that Australia and New Guinea were once homes to some of the largest mammals on earth. Australia/New Guinea formerly had its own suite of diverse big mammals, including giant kangaroos, rhinolike marsupials called diprotodonts and reaching the size of a cow, and a marsupial “leopard.”
B. Australlia/New Guinea formerly had a 400-pound ostrichlike fightless bird, plus some impressively big reptiles, including a one-ton lizard, a giant python, and land-dwelling crocodiles (42).
C. According to the research of Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Australia and New Guinea were once homes to large, land-dwelling animals such as giant kangaroos, pythons, and lizards. These animals became extinct soon after humans arrived in these areas (42).
D. Australia/New Guinea “formerly had a 400-pound ostrichlike fightless bird, plus some impressively big reptiles, including a one-ton lizard, a giant python, and land-dwelling crocodiles” (Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel, 42)/
A. Long before colonialism, Africa was home to a diverse population of people, not just black people.
C. So-called African blacks themselves are heterogeneous (Diamond, 377).
D. In Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared Diamond points out that 25 percent of all languages are spoken solely on the African continent (377).
2. Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism
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Plagiarism is defined as the act of using another without giving credit to the source. is a type of plagiarism in which the writer repeats information word for word without enclosing the information in quotation marks and without providing credit to the original source. In another type of plagiarism, , the writer paraphrases, or rewords, information form an original source without providing a citation.
Directions: Read the following paragraphs. Paragraph A is taken from an original article. In paragraph B, the writer has plagiarized. Study the two paragraphs and decide which type of plagiarism has occurred: copying text, forgetting quotation marks, or restating ideas without citing them.
In paragraph B, the writer has plagiarized by: