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Avoiding Plagiarism

With all the potential pitfalls, it seems like it would be difficult to avoid plagiarism, but it isn't.  To do so, you must remember to give credit when you:

  • use another person's ideas or opinions
  • directly quote an author's material
  • paraphrase another person's written or spoken words
  • use statistics, facts, graphs, pictures to support your argument

The best way to avoid plagiarism is to carefully cite your sources using a citation style like MLA or APA.

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab has an excellent page that talks specifically about avoiding plagiarism and spells out exactly "...so, what is plagiarism?"

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