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Tutorial: Plagiarism - How not to be a plagiarizer

What is Plagiarism?
What's the Big Deal?
Can I plagiarize without knowing it?
Give credit!

Carnival of Plagiarism Game
How not to be a plagiarizer

It's easy to plagiarize inadvertently.

Luckily, also it's easy to avoid:

1. Take careful, meticulous notes. Document everything!

2. When taking notes from text in books or journals, place quotation marks around all that you copy word-for-word and record where you took it.

3. If you are "cutting and pasting" or otherwise downloading from the Internet, keep exact notes where that text or image came from.

4. When paraphrasing someone's work, quotation marks are not needed, but crediting the original source is.



Works Cited

Babbie, Earl, "Plagiarism," Social Sciences Research and Instructional Council Teaching Resources Depository: Other Teaching Tools, <>,
(7 October 2005)

Drexel University, Office of the Provost, Academic Policies, Academic Dishonesty, <>, (7 October 2005)

Indiana University- Bloomington,"Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It," Writing Tutorial Services, 1996, <>, (14 February 01)

Kirszner, Laurie G. and Stephen R. Mandell. The Holt Handbook, 2d ed. Fort Worth: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. 1989.

Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. New York: Penguin Books, 1985.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, unabridged. Springfield, Mass., G. & C. Merriam Co., 1961.

Trivedi, Lisa and Williams, Sharon, "Using Sources ," 2005, < >,(7 October 2005)  (no longer available online).

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