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English 1301 and 1302: Plagiarism

Resources to assist with English 1301 & 1302

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using others' ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.

In college courses, we are continually engaged with other people's ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lectures, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. As a result, it is very important that we give credit where it is due.

 

How to avoid plagiarism

To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use

  • another person's idea, opinion, or theory
  • any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings (any piece of information) that are not common knowledge
  • quotations of another person's actual spoken or written words
  • paraphrase of another person's spoken or written words

Watch this animation for a quick explanation of plagiarism

Check out our reasearch guide on how to avoid plagiarism