A flowchart depicting a general guide to understanding written plagiarism. Are your own words being used? Yes? Is it your idea? Yes? Yay! You’re not plagarizing! No? You’re paraphrasing. Are you not using your own words? Are you using quotation marks or placing it in block quote? Yes? Yay! You’re not plagarizing! No? You’re plagiarizing! Go quote it! Once you are done be sure to add a citation and bibliography!