Is it plagiarism or not?

Am I plagiarizing if I insert a paragraph from an article into my own paper, formatting it as a quote and including the author’s name and all info into the reference list?
If I am referring to the author and doing the citation right, then it is not plagiarism, or is it?
I have 6 more pages to write and I’m not fitting into schedule and frankly I’m tired as heck, please help!

5 Answers

  1. Well it’s not actually as if you were plagiarizing but you’d better check if you assignment allows you to include big quotes.
    Also, the teacher can think that you are simply copy-pasting because you didn’t get the meaning of it and are simply filling up the spare pages.

    Geya Geya Answered
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  2. You’d better ask your tutor if you don’t know how many quotations do they allow.
    My English tutor said I could only do about 10% of quoted material. Anyway, make sure you cite them properly.

    Iriny Iriny Answered
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  3. Block quotes go well when you cite prose or poetry, so if you are making a literature analysis, I guess there are in fact meant to be block quotes because it’s the one and only thing you cannot paraphrase..
    But they aren’t included in the word count, correct me if I’m wrong?
    If you do anything except literature, then I suppose it would be better if you only included a couple of direct quotations, like, no more than a sentence. You can always paraphrase nicely.

    Mr.Plus Mr.Plus Answered
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  4. Sounds like cheating to me. I wouldn’t include a block quotation (yes, that’s what they are called) into my paper unless it was a great big one on a serious subject that allowed for an authentic opinion of an authority.

    Randy Randy Answered
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  5. it’s not plagiarism but if you want to make sure that your work is original you’d better paraphrase it. There’s a number of youtube videos where they explain how to make good paraphrasing

    Melany Melany Answered
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