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The term plagiarism is becoming more difficult to define as the question what is an original text is also becoming more difficult to define In this final project I was asked to create an original text or a mash-up by combining texts from three different genres Since I am using other peoples work to form my own original text is it truly considered original To answer this question I will focus my paper on the question what is an original text and can something be considered an original text by looking beyond the concepts of intertextuality and plagiarismTo help better understand the answer to this question I will use an excerpt from The Little Book of Plagiarism by Richard A Posner Posner attempts to define plagiarism and explains how plagiarism is occurring more frequently as the boundaries that define plagiarism are becoming more vague If I piece together two individual texts and make them my own unique text is that still considered plagiarism In Intertextuality and the Discourse Community James Porter explains the term intertextuality and how the concept of original texts hardly exist Using both Porter and Posner as evidence I will be able to better answer the question is there such thing as an original text My original text consists of a speech from a motivational YouTube video The narrator of the speech presented in this video is John Doman The title of the speech is You VS Them I will also use a quote from Confucius The will to win the desire to succeed the urge to reach your full potential these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence Lastly the pictures included with the movie will also be motivational and relate to the previous two texts I will give credit to the works that are included in my original text by stating what it is and where it came
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