Oct 2nd Hw: Plagiarism

Plagiarism is something that we as readers are unaware of until we notice a sentence or quote that belonged to another author or until we go looking up similar novels and find out that the author we just read from took the ideas of a different author of a different book or article. To me plagiarism is taking someones words or writing word for word and claiming it as your own. But writers tend to take other writers ideas or thoughts and tend to “alter” them and make them their own. I would not call that plagiarism, as long as the writer who took the other writer’s ideas and thoughts and not copied it word for word.