When we incorporate research into our writing, it is important to let our reader know where that information originated and to give credit where credit is due. Properly crediting others for their words or work helps you establish trust with your reader, which makes you more credible and makes your argument stronger.
In your post, write 250 words discussing a situation in which someone used another persons words or ideas and did not give appropriate credit. Maybe you did this. Maybe it was someone you know.
- What was the impact of the person taking credit for someone elses words or ideas?
- How could the other person have given appropriate credit (what should he or she have done)?
Tips for Completing Your Post
- Consider situations from your professional experience or even volunteer work that you have done. Has anyone ever implied that work you did was their own or even a group effort?
- Think about the ways in which this harms the company or organization. If you dont have a particular example, discuss a hypothetical situation and how you anticipate you would react in this type of situation.