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Plagiarism Tutorial

Introduction

Plagiarism Defined

Examples

How to Avoid

In-Text Citations

Common Knowledge

Conclusion

Printable Checklist

 

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Introduction

DO NOT PLAGIARIZE! This is something you hear in every class, but what exactly does it mean?

Plainly speaking, plagiarism is putting someone else's words or ideas in your paper, and letting the reader believe that those words or ideas are actually yours.

Some students plagiarize unintentionally because they don't know how to recognize plagiarism or how to cite ideas and quotations properly. But whether it's done intentionally or unintentionally, plagiarism is a serious academic offense for which a student can be expelled.

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