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Do you know how to reference material that has been published without plagiarizing the content? This video covers the basics of writing a paper without copying someone else's work.
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Top Tips on How to Avoid Plagiarism
First, use your own ideas. It should be your paper and your ideas that should be the focus.
Use the ideas of others to position your own argument in relation to theirs.
When taking notes, include complete citation information for each item you use.
Use quotation marks when directly stating another person's words.
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 help prevent your being too dependent upon your sources.
Enhance your LearningEditage is a service to help ensure that your manuscript contains no instances of unintentional plagiarism.
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