If I use a Microsoft Word to summarise an article, is it plagiarism?

Ring Asks:

I have read this article of yours “Use Microsoft Word To Summarise Large Texted Articles For You“, and I want to know that if I use Microsoft Word to summarise the article, will it be plagiarism?


Hi Ringo,

It really depends on your use of the article. If you summarise it and place it directly in your assignment, or pass it off as your own work, then yes, it will be plagiarism, and you are also breaking copyright.

If you use Microsoft Word to summarise it, only then to write it in your own words and reference the original writer, then no, it’s not plagiarism.


Jack Cola

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