Not including citations in the appropriate places in your text
Note: This is not strictly “plagiarism” as the term is defined, but a related problem in that your reader will not know which portion of your text is yours and which portion is something you have taken from someone else!
Comment on plagiarized text - The problem in the above passage is that in putting the citation at the end of the paragraph, the writer makes it seem as if everything in the paragraph is a paraphrase of what Orwell wrote, when in fact the final two sentences, although perhaps very important to the writer’s own argument, go beyond what Orwell was discussing. This both fails to give credit to the writer for his or her own ideas and puts words in Orwell’s mouth that he did not utter on page 353! And while one might argue that this problem is not precisely an example of plagiarism, it does constitute a misrepresentation of the source material, and can get the writer into the same kind of trouble as outright plagiarism. There are several ways to solve this problem. Here are two: