|FIVE TIPS FOR AVOIDING PLAGIARISM|
|1||First, use your own ideas. It should be your paper and your ideas that should be the focus.|
|2||Use the ideas of others sparingly--only to support or reinforce your own argument.|
|3||When taking notes, include complete citation information for each item you use.|
|4||Use quotation marks when directly stating another person's words.|
|5||A good strategy is to take 30 minutes and write a short draft of your paper without using any notes. It will help you think through what you want to say and not be too dependent on your sources.|
From the U. of Idaho, CORE, Module 6
Why to Cite:
When to Cite:
You should cite a source if you reproduce, quote, paraphrase, or summarize ideas and/or media created by other individuals.
When in doubt, cite!
Plagiarism Has Consequences
Plagiarism may not seem like a big deal, but there can be some severe and/or long-lasting effects:
Types of Plagiarism
There are many different ways to plagiarize, including self-plagiarism.
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