Re: Plagiarism - What's Commomn Knowledge
Hello everyone -
I have 3 questions here - all related.
I'm creating an article for my portfolio. I don't have much writing I can offer as samples because almost everything I've done up to this point was >written for one big company to give another for their internal use
I'm struggling with judging what is common knowledge and what parts need
First - When creating items for a portfolio, if you want to display
that you can un-jumble complicated information by creating a graph or other display of that information, is it ok to 'create' the numbers?
Second - >I'm writing an article about a popular desktop peripheral, but of course I'm not an expert on them so I had to read a few other articles and such I've found on them.
to have the source cited.
- When I describe a
particular type or function - just summarizing in my own words several
articles I've read - it reads remarkably like the originals because, heck, there just aren't that many ways you can describe one.
QUESTION: Is taking this conglomeration of things that seem like common
knowledge, even if I didn't already know them, and just citing them as
general references at the end of the article acceptable?
Third - >Searching for graphics to put in same portfolio item. Keep finding things that say - you can use this for non-commercial purposes. Is a portfolio item that no one paid for and that isn't selling anything, but that is potentially bait for a customer considered commercial? Or is it only commercial if someone paid me for this item?
Last - Not a question - but I read in yesterday's digest that someone wanted to know how to mount a laptop to exercise bike handle bars. I can show you how.
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