A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing


  • one year ago

When a writer uses “common knowledge” in an essay, why does it NOT require a citation nor is it considered plagiarism? A. Common knowledge does require a citation. B. “Common knowledge” is another term for “direct quotation” which requires a citation. C. Common knowledge is not considered plagiarism because it does not use quotations. D. Common knowledge does not require a citation because the facts or ideas are widely known by the general public, which also explains why it is not a form of plagiarism.

  • This Question is Closed

    Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.