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Avoiding Plagiarism: Types of Plagiarism

This guide will define plagiarism and offer tips for avoiding plagiarism.

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Copying a passage of text and pasting it word-for-word into a paper without quotation marks and without a citation.

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Citing a nonexistent or incorrect source.

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Paraphrasing

Rewording another's text without citing their work. Example:

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Borrowing Sam. Tumblr. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.

Self Plagiarism

Reusing your previous work without citing it. Example:

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TFSCALF. "Plagiarism?" BitstripsBitstrips, 15 June 2011. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.