How do I write articles WITHOUT plagiarizing?

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I don't know if I should be posting this on the Copywriting Forum or in the Main Internet Marketing Forum.

I need to write some articles for a real estate website.

I have some knowledge of real estate but I will still have to do some research on various topics.

How do I go about using the materials that I found in my research and writing the articles without plagiarizing?

Can you please offer some suggestions on how to do this?

Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jasonsmith123
    You must Use some tools to help you with this. Better way is to find out yourself the best tools to do such kind of work. Smallseotools(Dot)com/plagiarism-checker also offer plagiarism checker that can tell approximately how many percent of article is copied from other source.

    Best suggestion is to write your own article without taking help from other sources. But if you are low on content, you can check your articles provided by content writers through these plagiarism checking tools.
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny McConnell
      You need to do research and summarize it in your own words. You absorb information and then put the facts into a form that resonates with your readers.

      Just like writing a report in school. Don't copy.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by IMBlest View Post

        I don't know if I should be posting this on the Copywriting Forum or in the Main Internet Marketing Forum.

        I need to write some articles for a real estate website.

        I have some knowledge of real estate but I will still have to do some research on various topics.

        How do I go about using the materials that I found in my research and writing the articles without plagiarizing?

        Can you please offer some suggestions on how to do this?

        Thank you.
        It's really very simple. If you use someone else's material (in small "Fair Use" bites), give them credit.
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      • Profile picture of the author MarketologyTeam
        Originally Posted by Danny McConnell View Post

        You need to do research and summarize it in your own words. You absorb information and then put the facts into a form that resonates with your readers.

        Just like writing a report in school. Don't copy.
        Well said. Here are a couple tips:

        1. Open a Word doc and use this to copy/paste key takeaways from the research you do that you wish to later include in your articles. If you want to do a direct quote that is ok, just make sure to cite your source by giving credit to the original author and source.

        2. Using a voice to text software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking can be a great tool to rephrase articles in your own words as it is more natural/easy to rephrase outloud (at least for some people). This is also a time saver.

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      • Profile picture of the author RickCopy
        Originally Posted by Danny McConnell View Post

        You need to do research and summarize it in your own words. You absorb information and then put the facts into a form that resonates with your readers.

        Just like writing a report in school. Don't copy.
        seriously...this. Just treat it like a book report and put some effort into it.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by IMBlest View Post

          Thank you for posting.

          That's actually what I was worried about.....that if I use the exact same 3 words in a row, I would be accused of plagiarizing.

          I have personal experience in real estate, having worked in the field for many years. So I can probably write many articles from off the top of my head.

          However, since many articles have been written about on many of the topics I want to write about, I was concerned that I am just repeating the same words.
          When you deal with some markets, like real estate, there is often a common language that gets used by necessity. You could say "fixed rate mortgage" and be understood, or you could try to please the "uniqueness bots" like Copyscape and twist the term around into "a fixed term debt instrument whose interest rate does not change over the term of the debt." I vote for being understood.

          Since you do have experience in the field, one easy way to personalize things and "make them your own" is to add stories and anecdotes from your own time in the business. It adds authenticity to your writing.
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          • Profile picture of the author IMBlest
            Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

            Since you do have experience in the field, one easy way to personalize things and "make them your own" is to add stories and anecdotes from your own time in the business. It adds authenticity to your writing.
            Thanks for the suggestion.

            I was actually thinking of including anecdotes from my own personal experiences.
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      • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
        Originally Posted by Danny McConnell View Post

        Just like writing a report in school. Don't copy.
        Yep.

        But you can always tell who knows their stuff vs. those that simply regurgitate content (like you did in grade school). If you write at a college level, people pay attention. If you write like a junior high kid, it's usually pretty obvious that you barely know the topic.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMBlest
      Originally Posted by Jasonsmith123 View Post

      You must Use some tools to help you with this. Better way is to find out yourself the best tools to do such kind of work. Smallseotools(Dot)com/plagiarism-checker also offer plagiarism checker that can tell approximately how many percent of article is copied from other source.

      Best suggestion is to write your own article without taking help from other sources. But if you are low on content, you can check your articles provided by content writers through these plagiarism checking tools.
      Thank you for suggesting the plagiarism checker tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author oWriter
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    Research, consolidate the information and use your own words. The best way to check if your article is unique is via Copyscape. Run your material through it and see if there are any hits. If it's clean, you're good to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    Easy-peasy.

    You learn by researching.

    You say what you just learnt with your own distinct spin, writing style, and personality injected into it.

    And don't worry if you accidentally have the same 3-words-in-a-row that some other site has -- nobody's counting.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMBlest
      Originally Posted by JRJWrites View Post

      Easy-peasy.

      You learn by researching.

      You say what you just learnt with your own distinct spin, writing style, and personality injected into it.

      And don't worry if you accidentally have the same 3-words-in-a-row that some other site has -- nobody's counting.
      Thank you for posting.

      That's actually what I was worried about.....that if I use the exact same 3 words in a row, I would be accused of plagiarizing.

      I have personal experience in real estate, having worked in the field for many years. So I can probably write many articles from off the top of my head.

      However, since many articles have been written about on many of the topics I want to write about, I was concerned that I am just repeating the same words.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Every writer does research except the topic is so familiar and
    personal then no outside reference is necessary. For simple
    articles used online (except you want to use footnotes) you
    can simply research, ruminate and write in your own words.
    In this way you don't have to worry about copying another
    writer's words.

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  • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
    Do your research. Then, write down everything you can remember in your own words. Organize and rewrite from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author julianaS
    Every writer does research except the topic is so familiar and
    personal then no outside reference is necessary. For simple
    articles used online (except you want to use footnotes) you
    can simply research, ruminate and write in your own words.
    In this way you don't have to worry about copying another
    writer's words.

    -Ray Edwards
    So reword is not conder plagiarizing? even with the same content?
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    • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
      Originally Posted by julianaS View Post

      So reword is not conder plagiarizing? even with the same content?
      If you're rewording just one article, then you're not adding much relevant and new content to your own article. And, for one, Google is not going to like reconstituted articles. Google TOS states that articles spun using synonyms is a big no-no. If you take time to five five or more articles on your niche and then take some of each article and rewrite, then maybe you could come up with a reasonably new and not plagiarized article. That just depends on how good you are at rephrasing the content. Still it's best to do research, read what you've found and then write your best interpretation of the content, rather than simply spinning it out.
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      • Profile picture of the author donhx
        Old saying: "Steal from one author and it's plagiarism. Steal from two and it's research."

        The thing is, you will need to do research. process what you read through your own brain. Then it becomes uniquely yours. You are not copying or paraphrasing, you are taking ideas, thinking about them, and then writing about them in the context of your own experience.

        Also, give credit where credit is due. The quote above is from Wilson Mizner (1876-1933).
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by julianaS View Post

      So reword is not conder plagiarizing? even with the same content?
      Dan Kennedy has said he doubts he has ever had an original idea; there is very little entirely new and groundbreaking content anywhere when it comes to non-fiction, and even fiction has endless variations on classic plots that were developed long ago.

      I don't think Ray meant read just one article, and spin it yourself; that might get you into trouble. I believe he meant research multiple sources to familiarize yourself with your topic, then write what you learned in your words; that isn't rewording, but assimilating and re-synthesizing information uncovered by researching various sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Research information from several articles and combine it using your own unique voice. Don't just reword. Find a different angle or way to present the information. Think about the reader. They don't want you to just quote stats to them. They want you to show them how to solve their problems. Use the research material you find to answer their questions.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author EdGWard
    The best way to "re-write" the article, if you're really just kind of cranking something out and you don't care about making some masterful piece of art, is to go sentence by sentence, and restructure/add synonyms in to make every sentence unique. Then, after it's done, see if you can restructure the order of the sentences (like moving sentence two to a new paragraph, etc) and add in a few sentences of your own opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
      Originally Posted by EdGWard View Post

      The best way to "re-write" the article, if you're really just kind of cranking something out and you don't care about making some masterful piece of art, is to go sentence by sentence, and restructure/add synonyms in to make every sentence unique. Then, after it's done, see if you can restructure the order of the sentences (like moving sentence two to a new paragraph, etc) and add in a few sentences of your own opinion.
      Agreed.

      Find a good list of synonyms and try to memorize the most common words that will replace other words, example : {essential|crucial|of utmost importance|vital}
      to make it easier for you to re-write articles.

      And, like was suggested above, add in some of your own sentences or paragraphs in your own words with your own unique thoughts / opinions.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by greenowl123 View Post

        Agreed.

        Find a good list of synonyms and try to memorize the most common words that will replace other words, example : {essential|crucial|of utmost importance|vital}
        to make it easier for you to re-write articles.

        And, like was suggested above, add in some of your own sentences or paragraphs in your own words with your own unique thoughts / opinions.
        Like I suggested to the other poster, if this is how you advertise this service:

        Need Content ? Get 3 Unique, Original 600 Word Articles on any topic for Only 5 Bucks
        You really aren't doing yourself any favors.

        :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
        Originally Posted by greenowl123 View Post

        Agreed.

        Find a good list of synonyms and try to memorize the most common words that will replace other words, example : {essential|crucial|of utmost importance|vital}
        to make it easier for you to re-write articles.

        And, like was suggested above, add in some of your own sentences or paragraphs in your own words with your own unique thoughts / opinions.
        John is right; this is not writing at all. It's as if you mistook the thread title for "How do I cheat at writing without getting caught."
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  • Profile picture of the author figuringmoneyout
    It's actually really easy! Do some research, then summarize and rewrite. Definitely don't copy... it gets you nowhere online.

    If you can't do it, hire someone who can (like me, I'm available!).
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  • Profile picture of the author AzizA1
    Make your article a composite of different pieces of articles that you've read on the same subject - then put your own spin on the article!

    If your article content is about learning MMA, then read at least 3 different articles that are popular on the subject.

    Now once you've properly absorbed the articles, re-write in your own words.

    It's easier than it sounds!

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  • Profile picture of the author eklipz316
    Read everything you can on the topic your covering and rehash it into your own words. As long as your not copy/pasting or copying it word for word, you should be good. Give the articles some of your own personally.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMBlest
    Thank you everybody for all your wonderful suggestions.

    I really appreciate your taking the time to give all these helpful suggestions.
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  • Profile picture of the author williams5678
    You just have to use your own words to write the articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Old-Man-Of-Hoy
    Research, get the main points and present in your own words. Use such tools as copyscape to make sure. If there is a lot at stake, use fiverr or iwriter to rewrite articles to start with, and then learn from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    Just read a couple of articles. The write your own without looking. Plagiarism is a matter of copying words, not ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author DiggitySEO
    Like other people have mentioned, do your research and them put it in your own words. The chance that it comes off as plagarism in Google's eyes is next to nil, if you're using your own words.

    The only thing I'd worry about is it your stating facts and statistics. Just site the source and you'll be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Is this a serious question?

    Don't steal. Period!

    Do your own work.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMBlest
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      Is this a serious question?

      Don't steal. Period!

      Do your own work.
      Yes, Of course this is a serious question! I would not be asking if I didn't want a "serious" answer.

      I have no intention of "stealing" and that is why I am asking members for advice.

      But obviously there is no person in the world who knows 100% of any topic and research will have to be done.

      However, there is a fine line between doing research and plagiarizing. I want to make sure that I do not cross that line.

      Many people have already posted some very helpful advice and I am greatful to those people for taking the time to do so.

      If you, on the other hand, cannot give me any helpful advice, then please do not post.

      I need helpful advice, NOT attitude!
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  • Profile picture of the author Wizardofwisdom
    Originally Posted by IMBlest View Post

    I don't know if I should be posting this on the Copywriting Forum or in the Main Internet Marketing Forum.

    I need to write some articles for a real estate website.

    I have some knowledge of real estate but I will still have to do some research on various topics.

    How do I go about using the materials that I found in my research and writing the articles without plagiarizing?

    Can you please offer some suggestions on how to do this?

    Thank you.
    There are FACTS and there are HUMAN BEINGS.

    Sure, you'll have to research your facts. Make a few jottings as you spot new things - just memory joggers so when you come to write them up, you'll be forced to express the concept in your own words.

    The flow will come from inserting the human element. You don't need to research that - you're already a member of the species!

    What I mean by that is that you already know what kinds of thoughts and feelings and dilemmas and worries people have when they're buying or selling real estate. (You've probably been involved at some time in your life yourself).

    You know ... a property has to fit a budget, but it also has to FEEL right. There's a human dilemma right there - the logical conflicting with the emotional and not-so-rational mind to come to a decision.

    Expand on that kind of line and you'll make it sizzle - all in your own words!

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    take pertinent notes from your research then once youve finished the research you should have enough to write your article.

    Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author wilxoc
    It's mainly about inspiring creativity in yourself. If your looking for a simple solution ripping other peoples content will work for awhile but it will get you downgraded.
    Another thing is also to think about at least editing and making it your own if your going to plagiarize.
    Here is one website that had some good pointers for writing your own content.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbaran
    Hire someone on fiver.com to rewrite articles
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  • Profile picture of the author excelatebiz
    It's always best to research your topic and write your own content. After writing your content, send it to EditAvenue.com to make the article pop. Edit Avenue is free to join and have over 250 editors and you can select the editor that's best for your project. The cost is $3.85 - $10.15 per page, depending on how fast you want your copy back. They define a page as containing approximately 300 words.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    First of all write your articles based on the knowledge you already have. Then, read the material you will find online, but make a long research.

    Include ideas and solutions that are missing in your articles, rewriting in your own words the information you will find from many different sources, in the articles you have already written – and already have your personal tone.

    Forget these articles for a few days and work on different tasks. A few days later, read them again with fresh eyes. Then, improve your work.






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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Read about some things about real estate, and then write it up in your own mind about the information that you have read. This is the easiest way to do it. Become a master of real estate information, then come up with content in your head.
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  • Profile picture of the author constructor
    Since the big G don't consider giving credits that won't be a good suggestion. The content duplication algorithm of G is so strict that don't even understand quotes from someone. So better read the researched articles, understand the over all concept and points. Then read again the article and re write it in your own words paragraph by paragraph will be the best idea
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  • Profile picture of the author constructor
    Plagirisam checker helps once you rewrite the article
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    • Profile picture of the author IMBlest
      Originally Posted by CyberSEO View Post

      What's about content spinners? Who use them here? Which ones?
      Yes. I was thinking about the same thing.

      Has anyone used Article Builder by Jonathan Leger?

      It's a little expensive but may be worth it.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

        Good luck with that...



        Pay someone peanuts to write your articles, expect something a monkey wrote (or copied)...

        Kim
        Perfect solution to writing articles without plagiarizing.

        Hire someone else to do it for you...:p
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  • Profile picture of the author schttrj
    Rule of thumb: Just write WITHOUT looking at any article, and you will write on your own.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reddy20
    Research your subject and write it in your words what you have researched about.

    If you are going to use a quote from a person then credit that person.

    If it's difficult then you can always outsource. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Superstar88
    I usually read about 10 good articles before writing my own. I try not to peek at the articles that I have read in order not to get lazy and copy the same sentence that they've wrote. Also, you can check your article using Copyscape for plagiarism check.
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  • Profile picture of the author mjsing3r
    The answer to your question is actually contained within your question.

    Just erase How do I and replace the question mark with a period.

    "Write articles without plagiarizing."
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by mjsing3r View Post

      The answer to your question is actually contained within your question.

      Just erase How do I and replace the question mark with a period.

      "Write articles without plagiarizing."
      No offense intended, but if this is how you perform your service, this post is not a great endorsement...
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Logan
    If you think this migh be too difficult for you, than outsourse it. Go on oDesk and find a good Philipino rewriter.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryan2008
    Just summarize the content you found or you could outsource this as well you could even hire someone from the warrior forum as well just post under warrior for hire.
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