Copyright & Student Responsibility

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is best avoided through attribution and referencing. Sources you must cite include:

  • Books, journal articles, Web pages, etc.
  • Oral communication and presentations such as lectures, speeches, personal interviews and performances from which you use information.
  • Intellectual property created by someone else such as dramatic performances, films or songs.

Give “proper credit” by:

  • Using quotation marks to indicate you are using someone else’s words and attribute the words to that individual or source.
  • Paraphrasing another person’s words or put their ideas into your own words and cite the source in your paper.
  • Crediting the artist or creator if you use an image or music someone else created and include it to a presentation or your own work.

Plagiarism is best avoided by attributing ideas words, and that influence ideas and in the papers one writes. Sources you must cite include:

  • Books, journal articles, Web pages, etc.
  • Oral communication and presentations such as lectures, speeches, personal interviews, and performances from which you use information.
  • Intellectual property created by someone else such as dramatic performances, films, or songs.

Give “proper credit” by:

  • Using quotation marks to indicate you are using someone else’s words and attribute the words to that individual or source.
  • Paraphrasing another person’s words or put their ideas into your own words and cite the source in your paper.
  • Crediting the artist or creator if you use an image or music someone else created and add it to a presentation or your own work.

 

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