I'd like feedback on my article: Coelho and miracles.

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  1. Amrutha Balachandran profile image74
    Amrutha Balachandranposted 2 years ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article? What can I do to improve? Thanks!
    Here is my article: Coelho and miracles. (must be signed in to view)

    1. galleryofgrace profile image72
      galleryofgraceposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The photo you attributed to "Google.com"- Did you get permission to use it? You cannot just grab photos from Google. They belong to someone.

      1. Amrutha Balachandran profile image74
        Amrutha Balachandranposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I removed one of the pictures.. Do you think that's why they didn't feature this, or are there other mistakes, please  feel free to point out, and thank you for reminding me that copyright is a thing <3

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          You've copied and pasted the introduction from the Wiki page. You can't do that. While you are allowed to include quotations, you cannot take something written by someone else and pass it off as your own writing.

          There is quite a lot of copy and paste there. And it's very easy to spot because your own writing is very distinctive. Have you been taking bits of reviews from Goodreads? If so, it's plagiarism.

          Copyright is, indeed, a thing.

          1. Amrutha Balachandran profile image74
            Amrutha Balachandranposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Look, those are the first two or three sentances in Wikipedia,but that ends there, and please stop with the good reads thing, I don't have to copy and paste things what other ppl think about a book that has been in my bookshelf for like 7 years now, an honest concern is one thing, but accusing someone of plagiarism is a completely different thing, so please it hurts.

            1. theraggededge profile image98
              theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              You still can't use ANY writing that isn't your own and try to pass it off as yours. Whether it's one sentence or three.

              The writing on your other article is in a completely different style with many grammatical and punctuation errors, yet this one is almost perfect.

              If you wrote it all, then I apologise.

              1. Amrutha Balachandran profile image74
                Amrutha Balachandranposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                See neither is English my mother tongue, nor is writing my profession, I try and write such things now and then so that I can get better at it, hence I value each and every feedback you post, people don't tell me the things I actually need to hear, so thank you, and yes when Wikipedia says this book was written by a Brazilian author and it was published in 1988 I can't change that right, this is the only thing I've taken from wiki, (apart from the quotes).

                So sorry if I am defending myself too much, I mean no disrespect, please do continue guiding me.

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 2 years ago

    You can change the Wikipedia quote..

    Here's the Wiki original:

    "The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho that was first published in 1988. It is an international best seller which is was originally written in Portuguese, and later translated to different languages."

    Here's just one example of many of how this can be rephrased while retaining the essential facts.

    "Paulo Coelho is a best selling Brazilian author. His 1988 novel, The Alchemist, was first published in Portuguese; it became so popular that it was translated into several languages."

    1. Amrutha Balachandran profile image74
      Amrutha Balachandranposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you


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