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What is Plagiarism?
"Definition: 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 on-line, 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)
Examples of plagiarism
Provides examples of plagiarized passages with comments on how the original was plagiarized. Also includes examples of plagiarized computer coding. (Academic Integrity. Princeton University)
How to Recognize Plagiarism
Discusses ways to recognize plagiarism and provides examples of acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing. (Indiana University)
Defines plagiarism and provides tips, guidelines, and suggestions on how to avoid it and develop good research and writing skills. (Sponsored by iParadigms LLC, makers of Turnitin, WriteCheck, and iThenticate.)
Guidance on how to avoid plagiarism by using best practices for research and writing. (Excelsior Online Writing Lab - OWL)
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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.
APA Citation Practice Quiz
Use these quizzes to see how well you know APA citation style. Related quizzes are also available. (ProProfs Quiz Maker)
Test your knowledge of how to do APA, MLA and other citation styles with these citation games. (Williams College Libraries)
MLA Citation Practice Quiz
Use these quizzes to see how well you know the MLA citation style. Related quizzes are also available. (ProProfs Quiz Maker)
Plagiarism practice tests
Test your ability to recognize plagiarism with these practice tests from Indiana University Bloomington.
Play the Plagiarism Game
Eradicate the Goblin Threat by identifying plagiarism
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