Dear Sir:I have a question about plagiarism. My master thesis is an empirical comparison about two statistical methods. I need to address the mathematical theorems and definitions in the chapter of “research method” . Of course I did not invent these methods. I organize the theorems from my reference books so that what I am comparing can be understood. Also those theorems are not found by those authors. They only organize and write these concepts in their books. I copy the exact statement of those mathematical theorems and I cite that “The following sections are mainly cited from McNeil (2005) “. But I did not use quotation marks for those copied theorem statements. Is it acceptable? For example, I paste one short paragraph here.

The following sections are mainly cited from McNeil (2005).

Theorem 3.1: Extreme Value Theorem

Let X, Y be independent random variables. M =max{ X }………….

Sorry, but this isn’t the place for detailed answers to serious questions. Or, for quick answers. For any questions regarding proper citation style, you need to speak with your instructor or faculty adviser, since there are different ways of doing it and only they know what is acceptable to them. You cite the book, but in some cases you may need to cite a paper number on which the theorems can be located.