Why Am I Not Plagiarizing?

The slippy, squirmful, wriggling definition of plagiarism attracts me. What is plagiarism and what isn’t? It’s a weird dotted line that I know how to draw because I’ve been around it long enough, but where the boundaries rest elude and reveal. What’s inside? Quotations, research, figures, facts. What’s outside? What don’t I need to cite, and why not? The intellectual terrain teaming and swarming and sneaking around beyond the dotted line of protected property warrants exploration. Continue reading Why Am I Not Plagiarizing?