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Find out what it is and simple ways to avoid it!

Common examples of plagiarism:

  • Copying sentences, paragraphs, data or visuals without properly citing their source
  • Quoting material without proper use of quotation marks (even if otherwise cited appropriately)
  • Paraphrasing or summarizing information from a source without proper acknowledgement;
  • Paying someone for writing the assignment
  • Listing a source in the bibliography/reference list that was not cited in the assignment

How do I avoid plagiarism?

Remember: You MUST provide an in-text citation and an entry in the Works Cited or list of References for ALL of the examples of quoting paraphrasing, or summarizing from other sources.

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Citation Styles

  • APA - American Psychological Assoc. guidelines