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WHY CITE?: AVOIDING PLAGIARISM

INTRODUCTION

At this point, you probably have a clearer picture of what is and what isn’t plagiarism; however, this is only half of the battle.

This LibGuide will show why some students plagiarize and also give you tips on how to tackle these problems. 

BEST PRACTICES TO AVOID PLAGIARISM

  • Always keep track of your sources.
    • See this LibGuide on tracking your sources.
  • Take notes on each of your sources individually.
    • Note the source and whether summarized, paraphrased or quoted.
  • Ask for help if you are not sure how to cite a source.
    • Your instructor or the ASC can help
  • It should be clear to your reader when you are using your own words and when you are using someone else’s words.
  • Always write multiple drafts and save all of them.
    • You should also look at those and catch any accidental plagiarism.
  • Become familiar with APA.

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