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What is Plagiarism and how can I avoid it?

A brief description of plagiarism, and resources available to help you with research and writing to help you avoid plagiarism.
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2015  |  380 Views

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Plagiarism is defined in Wayne State University's Student Code of Conduct as "To take and use another’s words or ideas as one’s own".

Wayne State's brochure on Academic Integrity states that "students are expected to be honest and forthright in their academic studies". Plagiarism is a form of academic misconduct, along with cheating and fabrication, and can result in disciplinary action.

There are many resources available on campus and online to help you with research and writing, and help you avoid plagiarism.

View our online lesson to help you Learn What Plagiarism is, and How to Avoid It.

The University of Oklahoma has an excellent handout: Nine Things You Should Already Know About Plagiarism

Before you begin your research paper, use the Assignment Planner to plan your research paper. Good planning and time management can help you avoid plagiarism.

Make an appointment at The Writing Center to get help with writing your paper, including integrating citations and creating your reference list.

Part of avoiding plagiarism is citing sources accurately. The Wayne State Library's Citation Style Guides can help.

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