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Avoiding Plagiarism

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Plagiarism: presenting someone else's work or ideas as your own or without attribution.

It's easy to plagiarize by mistake. Common examples of plagiarism are:

  • turning in someone else's work as your own, whether it's purchased from the Internet, written by a friend, or obtained elsewhere
  • copying words, images, or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • failing to put quoted passages in quotation marks
  • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • changing words but copying the ideas of a source without giving credit
  • reusing your own work for multiple assignments (without faculty permission)