Avoiding Plagiarism

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Welcome to Avoiding Plagiarism!

We know you have come to this tutorial because you are a serious writer who wants to write well — and correctly! You have probably heard the word plagiarism and would like to understand it better. You have come to the right place. In this tutorial, you’ll learn:

  • What plagiarism is
  • How to recognize seven different kinds of plagiarism
  • The correct way to use ‘open access’ materials
  • The consequences of plagiarism
  • How to avoid plagiarism by doing the following:
    • Citing sources correctly
    • Recognizing ‘common knowledge’
    • Writing good paraphrases
    • Writing good summaries
    • Taking careful notes

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