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Plagiarism- How to avoid: Home
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Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty. It is claiming someone else's work as your own, whether that was your intent or not. While this can be blatant and purposeful, such as directly copying the text from another author's writing, it can also be unintentional, such as using others' words and ideas without properly citing them. This guide is designed to help you understand how to avoid plagiarism.
This guide, published by Purdue University's Online Writing Lab, includes an overview to plagiarism, identifying when something is plagiarism, safe practices to avoid unintentionally plagiarizing, and practice exercises.
This tutorial, created by Clark College Libraries, includes overviews to various citation styles, questions and answers about using information ethically, and a printable review sheet.
Goblin Threat Plagiarism Game
This game was created by Mary Broussard at Lycoming College. Jessica Urick Oberlin provided assistance writing questions. The author noted that, " Inspiration came from Dream Chronicles (available for purchase), and escape games such as Escape Artist." This game is helpful for understanding different situations you might encounter in doing academic research and clarifying what might be considered plagiarism. You will have the option to print a certificate of completion at the end of this game.
Turnitin is software that the university subscribes to that detects potential plagiarism. It will generate a “similarity” score that indicates the percentage of the student’s paper that matches the vast content in Turnitin’s database. Your professor can add a dropbox in Pilot for this tool so that you can use it.