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Cite Your Sources: Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

Plagiarism

How Can I Avoid Plagiarising?

When writing a paper, you MUST identify the source of any

  • quotation
  • facts
  • idea or opinion that is not your own

As you research, keep a good record of all the sources you use and where your information comes from. One of the most effective ways to avoid plagiarism is to summarize in your own words as you take notes, rather than copy whole selections word for word.

Test Your Knowledge

Try this tutorial game from Arcadia University to see if you understand when to cite a source and what counts as plagiarism.

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