Plagiarism. Many students have heard the classic definition, that it's using someone else's work without citing the source. Plagiarism can also take other forms including:
- Re-arranging an author's words (paraphrasing) and using it without a citation
- Using someone else's ideas without citing the source
- Using a photograph or image and not including a citation
- Submitting the same paper for two different assignments
Sometimes, plagiarism is accidental. A few strategies can help anyone avoid accidental plagiarism:
- Allow plenty of time to research and write papers and presentations
- Take complete notes, and include author's names and page numbers for easy reference later
- Use RefWorks or the citation tools available in databases, word processing software, and online
- Consult the style guides for the format, such as the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, the MLA Handbook, etc.
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