PLAGIARISM WORKSHEET

PLAGIARISM WORKSHEETInstructions: Below is an original passagefrom a source followed by five paraphrases of it. For each of paraphrase, explain why it does or does not constitute plagiarism.Paraphrase #1Thepopulation of the world is approaching 7 billion, and mankind’s consumption of fossil fuels, clean water, agricultural products, fish, and timber exceeds supply. This is all connected. Every year the population increases by about 79 million, meaning that 1.5 million new people need food sheltereach week. That’s like a huge new city appearing each week, which takes heavy toll on wildlife habitats and inflates world fossil fuel consumption. Each new birth adds to greenhouse gas emissions, and so does every effort to rise out of poverty.Is thisplagiarism? Why or why not?Paraphrase #2We all know that the world’s population is rapidly increasing. We also know that natural resources are being consumed at unsustainable rates. But most of us do not think much about the deep connections between these two facts; we do not think about the environmental impact of 79 million new people every year. “This amounts to a huge new city each week, somewhere, which destroys wildlife habitats and augments world fossil fuel consumption.”Is this plagiarism? Why or why not?Original Source and PassageGuillebaud,J.,& Hayes, P.Population growth and climate change: Universal access to family planning should be the priority. In F. D. White & S. J. Billings (Eds.),The well-crafted argument: A guideand reader(4th ed., pp. 97-100).Boston: Wadsworth.The world’s population now exceeds 6700 million, and humankind’s consumption of fossil fuels, fresh water, crops, fish, and forests exceeds supply. These facts are connected. The annual increase in population of about 79 million means that every week 1.5 million people need food and somewhere to live. This amounts to a huge new city each week, somewhere, which destroys wildlife habitats and augments world fossil fuel consumption. Every person born adds to greenhouse gas emissions, and escaping poverty is impossible without these emissions increasing.
Paraphrase #3As the world’s population approaches 7 billion, our consumption of natural resources like fossil fuels, clean water, fish, and timber is rapidly exceeding the supply. We all know this, but most of us do not really thinkabout the deep environmental impact of population growth. Each year, a population increase of about 79 million means that 1.5 million new people per week need foodand shelter. As Guillebaud and Hayes(2011)point out, “This amounts to a huge new city each week, somewhere, which destroys wildlife habitats and augments world fossil fuel consumption” (p. 97). Is this plagiarism? Why or why not?Paraphrase #4The world’s population is currently approaching 7 billion at the rapid rate of 79 million new people per year. At the same time, human consumption of vital natural resources has reached unsustainable rates that are only increasing. Most of us are, on some level, aware of these two facts, but we generally do notthinkabout the deep and disturbing connection between them. Everyweek the equivalent of a city the size of Philadelphia simply appears out of nowhere. It’s difficult to imagine the effects of this onwildlife habitats, fresh water supplies, and soil depletion, not to mention the consumption of fossil fuels. Each new person contributes to greenhouse gas emissions; and as populations rise out of poverty, the “carbon footprint” of each individual expands. In short, population growth is at the very core of our environmental problems. Isthis plagiarism? Why or why not?Paraphrase #5Most of us are vaguely aware that overpopulation and environmental destruction are related, but we tend not to dwell on the dire implications of this fact. AsGuillebaud and Hayes (2011) pointout, “The annual increase in population of about 79 million means that every week 1.5 million people need food and somewhere to live” (p. 97). This is equivalent to the sudden appearance, each week, of a city roughly the size of Philadelphia, which puts an incredible strain on wildlife habitats and natural resource supplies. Additionally, each new person contributes to greenhouse gas emissions; and as these emerging populations rise out of poverty, their per capita emissions only increase (Guillebaud &Hayes, 2011, p.97).Clearly, we need to do something about population growth if we want to preserve the environment.Is this plagiarism? Why or why not?

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