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Citation Assistance Resource Guide: Avoid Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is:

In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledg­ing its source.

This definition applies to texts published in print or online, to manuscripts, and to the work of other student writers.

(“Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices.” WPA Council of Writing Program Administrators. Council of Writing Program Administrators. 2003. Web. 4 Nov. 2015)


Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations

Have questions of whether or not your plagiarized?

Click on the image above to view a useful flowchart and find out! 

Avoiding Plagiarism
Test Your Plagiarism Knowledge

Can you avoid plagiarism?  Do you know your citation styles?  Test yourself on the following sites which include interactive quizzes/games on plagiarism and citation topics.

Citation Tools

Additional resources are available from the Learning Support Center Resource Guide.

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