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Position Paper Review

After reading the position paper,(http://www.wpacouncil.org/node/9)briefly discuss how the WPA differentiates between plagiarism and "misuse of sources," and why you think students commit one error or the other, for discussion with fellow students. Be sure to cite the source as you would in an APA reference page at the end of your posting, and appropriately cite in-text any quotes or paraphrases in the body of your response.


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The WPA differentiates between plagiarism and misuse of sources by defining plagiarism as using another's work as your own and by defning misuse of sources by failure to properly cite the sources used. The WPA says that students fail to cite properly because "students may not know how to integrate the ideas of others and document the sources ...