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Plagiarism: Home

This guide will help students to define plagiarism and misuse of sources; discuss real-life instances of plagiarism and the resulting consequences andrecognize instances of plagiarism.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this guide and attending the accompanying presentation, students will be able to: 

  • Define plagiarism and misuse of sources
  • Discuss real-life instances of plagiarism and the resulting consequences
  • Recognize instances of plagiarism, both intentional and unintentional 
  • Describe good research and writing practices that can help them avoid plagiarism

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(Graphic by Dainel Essrow. Retrieved from http://www.bu.edu/today/2010/unoriginal-sins/

Acknowledgements

This guide has been adapted with permission from Kathy Shields of High Point University Libraries.

Scenerios are adapted with permission from Ann Roselle at Phoenix College.