Another Example of Plagiarism

It is easy to say that plagiarism is misusing or mis-citing a quote, but what does plagiarism look like? What does incorrect paraphrasing look like? The following pages will use examples to further explain plagiarism.

(Note: all examples of correct citing use the MLA citation style. For examples of APA or other styles of citation, visit the Web sites listed on the ISU Library's Citing Sources page.)

Take a look at the following original paragraph:

The phenomenal success of Rowling's novels made film adaptations inevitable. Rights to the series were picked up by Warner Brothers Studios, whose executives must have felt like lottery winners as they watched Pottermania grow with each successive novel. (Holliday, 176-177)
The box office.