- What you should do to avoid plagiarism
- But I won't get caught!
- R U a dupe?
- The slippery slope with symbolic signs
- Cases of plagiarism and their consequences
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- Watch 2 examples that demonstrate sneaky plagiarism with multiple sources and how to fix them.
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For additional learning within this website
- Hints: summarize how to recognize plagiarism
- Decision support: for answering test questions
- Criteria: for identifying plagiarism on the tests
- Patterns of plagiarism: examples of 15 types of plagiarism and 3 types of non-plagiarism with detailed explanations
- Document used in the demonstration videos with color coding of elements: word-for-word quotations, paraphrasing, citation elements, and parts of references
- Document used in the demonstration videos with no color coding: PDF illustrates proper citations for direct quotes and paraphrasing, and references in APA Style (American Psychological Association)--no color coding
- Frequently asked questions: and their answers
Links to external websites
- APA Style: American Psychological Association
- Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., Williams, J. M., Bizup, J., & FitzGerald, W. T. (2016). The craft of research (4th. Ed.). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
- Online Writing Lab: Purdue University (OWL)
- Plagiarism.org: Plagiarism 101, citing sources, ...
- Plagiarism Quiz: a short concept lesson to help you quickly learn the basics ...
- Writing Tutorial Services: Indiana University Bloomington
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