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  1. Course Answer says:

    “To Cite or Not to Cite”Please respond to the following: Explain your agreement
    or disagreement with the decision to cite or not to cite explained in each of
    the following scenarios: Shakespeare died over 400 years ago. So, Hiram inserted
    a quote by Shakespeare from the play Hamlet into an essay without using
    quotation marks or citing the reference. Beattie noted in his history paper the
    fact that representatives from the 13 British colonies signed the United States
    Declaration of Independence in 1776, but he did not cite a source for the
    information. When taking notes about the American Revolution, Sara found a quote
    of Benjamin Franklin’s words, which she paraphrased. She inserted it into her
    paper without quotation marks or a reference to Benjamin Franklin. Jeffery wrote
    a paper on popular music in which he claimed that many songs came from earlier
    sources. He included the entire song lyrics from the Beatles and compared them
    to the lyrics of a song by a folk singer from the 1930s. He cited the Beatles.
    Although he included the lyrics from the 1930 song, he did not include a
    reference to the source.

    Answer:
    Shakespeare died over 400 years ago. So, Hiram inserted a quote by
    Shakespeare from the play Hamlet into an essay without using quotation marks or
    citing the reference. I disagree that the essay was not cited and no questions
    marks were used when the quote was inserted. If you do not cite a quote that was
    copied from a text, even if the author has died, this was be consider
    plagiarism. If you would have paraphrased the quote that would be difference
    because you are taking pieces of the quote and putting the rest in your own
    words. Beattie noted in his history paper the fact that representatives from the
    13 British colonies signed the United States Declaration of Independence in
    1776, but he did not cite a source for the information. I disagree that Beattie
    did not cite the source. Consider that he noted a fact that the British colonies
    signed the Declaration in the year 1776. He mentions the year of when the
    Declaration was signed, so this should be cited. When taking notes about the
    American Revolution, Sara found a quote of Benjamin Franklin’s words, which she
    paraphrased. She inserted it into her paper without quotation marks or a
    reference to Benjamin Franklin. I disagree that Sara did not cite her paper.
    When paraphrasing if you state the author and the year, a source should be
    cited. Jeffery wrote a paper on popular music in which he claimed that many
    songs came from earlier sources. He included the entire song lyrics from the
    Beatles and compared them to the lyrics of a song by a folk singer from the
    1930s. He cited the Beatles. Although he included the lyrics from the 1930 song,
    he did not include a reference to the source. I agree that Jeffrey cited the
    singer of the song lyrics. I disagree that he did not reference the source.
    Whenever you site a source from a textbook you should include a reference page.
    The reference gives you all the information on where you
    have found your information.

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