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International Student Services: Plagiarism

Plagiarism: what is it?

Defined most simply, plagiarism is using someone else's content (words, music, image, etc.) as if it came from you. For example, it would be dishonest to use this image (even when used for educational purposes) without giving credit for it:

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Avoid accidental plagiarizing


1) Keep direct quotes in a separate document from your working document.

‚Äč2) Keep track of all sources quoted and paraphrased - record information needed to cite the source.

3) When in doubt, check your paraphrased wording against the wording within the sources.

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