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Plagiarism quiz

 

This activity will test your knowledge of referencing and plagiarism. Read the text below and then read the example extracts from students' essays and decide if the student has plagiarised or if they have referenced their work correctly.

 

However, green capitalists say that this sort of thing can be compatible with solving environmental problems if consumers use the power they have over producers -'consumer sovereignty' - by refusing to buy products which are not environmentally friendly. This gives capitalists an incentive to concentrate on the production of environmentally friendly products in order to make a profit. (Martell p. 64)

 

Martell, L (1994), Ecology and Society: An introduction, Ch. 2, pp.64, Cambridge, Polity Press

However, green capitalists say that this sort of thing can be compatible with solving environmental problems if consumers use the power they have over producers - 'consumer sovereignty' - by refusing to buy products which are not environmentally friendly. This gives capitalists an incentive to concentrate on the production of environmentally friendly products in order to make a profit.

Is this plagiarism?

However green capitalists claim capitalism can be compatible with solving environmental problems if consumers utilise their influence over producers - 'consumer power' - by only buying products which are environmentally friendly. This gives capitalists a reason to concentrate on the production of environmentally friendly products so that they will make a profit. (Martell 1994, p. 64)

Is this plagiarism?

Martell explores the possibility that in a capitalist society consumers can influence producers to make environmentally friendly goods by using their purchasing power. If people show that they will spend money on environmentally friendly goods and capitalists see that they can make a profit then this will affect the types of goods that are produced. (Martell 1994, p. 64)

Is this plagiarism?

Martell explores the possibility that in a capitalist society consumers can use 'the power they have over producers' (Martell 1994, p.64) to persuade them to produce environmentally friendly goods. However, it can be argued that, in a capitalist society it's not always the consumers who hold the power to determine what is produced.

Is this plagiarism?

 

Note: Different referencing styles may require you to present your citations and references in a different fashion, but they all require you to include the same information. Find out more in What information should I include in a reference?

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