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Preventing Plagiarism: Accidental Plagiarism

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Accidental Plagiarism 

Accidental Plagiarism is more common than you think! Watch out for...

  • Quoting another writer's exact statement. Be sure to use quotation marks and cite the quotation.
  • Not using an in-text citations when paraphrasing.
  • Working on an assignment with classmates (without approval from your instructor!)
  • Using a "homework service" to obtain all or part of the work you turn in
  • Turning in a paper that you've used for another class or assignment - this is called self-plagiarism!

Preventing Plagiarism Park Tutorial

View the Park University Library Preventing Plagiarism Tutorial.

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