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Plagiarism: what is it?
Defined most simply, plagiarism is using someone else's content (words, music, image, etc.) as if it came from you.
Paraphrase: Write It in Your Own Words
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides excellent guidelines and examples for paraphrasing content. NOTE: All paraphrased content *must* still be referenced in the text and at the end of your paper.
Avoid accidental plagiarizing
1) Keep direct quotes in a separate document from your working document.
2) 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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