The Introduction section of a paper is supposed to broadly introduce the topic. What better beginning of a broad chapter than a part of the Wikipedia summary paragraph on the topic? Because it is free to edit worldwide, statistically everything is said better than some guy can say it.
I see the following options:
- copy and reword
- copy and cite
- copy and reword badly i.e. explain in my own terms
- study the topic for years, live healthy, then copy and reword into better form
- something else
Which one is recommended?