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Biochemistry: Writing & Citing

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How to Avoid Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is presenting someone else's work or research as your own. At the college level, it often results in failing a class, academic probation, or expulsion from the University. Plagiarism is sometimes accidental, so make sure you know what consistitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Tips for avoiding accidental plagiarism:

  1. Always cite your source when quoting or paraphrasing an article.
  2. Learn how to paraphrase without plagiarizing. You cannot take a paragraph from a paper or article and just change a few words, That is still plagiarism.
  3. Do not use work you submitted in one class for another class. This is called self-plagiarism and is still considered cheating.

To learn more about avoiding plagiarism, visit Purdue Owl's Safe Practices and watch the video in the box above.