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Avoiding Plagarism

What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is using other people's ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information. It can be intentional, but you might do it without even realizing it. There can be serious consequences for plagiarizing, from getting a zero on a paper to a full-blown lawsuit. But, don't worry! We'll help you learn what needs to be cited and how to avoid plagiarism. To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you
  • use another person's idea, opinion, or thought.
  • use any information that isn't common knowledge.
  • quote or paraphrase another person's actual spoken or written words.
How do I give credit to the ideas of others?  (tutorial)
It's important to credit others when you use parts of their work.  Complete this tutorial to learn when and how to best give credit to the work of others. (watch, think, practice and do)