Bryan has a problem. He's done a great job on his research, but now he has to pull it all together. He's feeling a little overwhelmed at this point.
His friend, Jeff, suggests that he should just throw together the "good bits" from what he has found into a final project, even suggesting that he simply lift the text from a web site and use that in his own paper. Sounds easy, but Bryan knows that's not the way to go.
To get the most out of the research process, you need to take some intermediate steps between researching and writing. It's in that middle phase where much of the actual learning will take place as you read, take notes, and begin to make connections.
The more time you are able to spend on this important part of the writing process, the more you will learn, and the less likely you will be to fall into the trap of plagiarism, or claiming someone else's work as your own.