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The research skills tutorial

You Can Avoid Plagiarism 


You can avoid plagiarism by:

  • Taking careful notes, writing down the citation for the source, and indicating page numbers.
  • Using quotation marks when copying the words of an author.
  • Giving credit to the original author in the text and bibliography of your paper.
  • Not procrastinating. You are more likely to plagiarize--either accidentally or on purpose--when you are in a rush.
  • Paraphrasing well.