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Avoid plagiarism


Plagiarism occurs when someone reproduces another person's words, ideas of findings and presents them as their own without proper acknowledgement.

Plagiarism can have extremely serious consequences so it is essential to understand how to avoid it.

Plagiarism links

    Plagiarism is a common (and often misunderstood) problem that is often the result of a lack of knowledge and skills. Our mission is to support the education community with a comprehensive set of resources to help students write with integrity.

  • Conversation Starters
    Links from the University of Washington to start the conversation on what plagiarism is with some recent and topical examples from the news.

  • Jane Goodall "chaotic notetaking"
    Jane Goodall blames 'chaotic note taking' for plagiarism controversy
    Scientist revises her book Seeds of Hope after allegations 12 sections were lifted from other websites.

  • Plagiarism in journalism
    "Carol Vogel, a longtime reporter who covers the arts beat. Placed at the foot of the item, the note states, in part, that the item about Italian Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo “improperly used specific language and details from a Wikipedia article without attribution.”



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