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How to avoid plagiarism?
To Avoid Plagiarism:
- Never Copy From Other Students
To Quote a Source:
- Always Use “Quotation Marks”
- Always Give Credit to the Source (Citing & Referencing)
- Always Use Your Own WordsAlways,
- Give Credit to the Source
To Use Common Knowledge:
- Always Use Facts Known by Many People
Tips for do's and don'ts
- Learn to think independently and critically.
- Read what others have said about a topic
- Acknowledge the source and then formulate your own viewpoint.
- Get acquainted with the correct method of citing & referencing and apply it to assignments etc.
- Don’t commit plagiarism intentionally.
- Don’t hide behind ignorance. Plagiarism is a criminal offence. It is punishable , irrespective of whether it was committed intentionally or unintentionally
- Don’t cut and paste information from electronic sources such as web sites/databases without acknowledging the source
- Don’t use the work of a fellow student.
- If you are saving information to files or making copies or printouts, make sure you have the bibliographic citation for each item.
- When cutting and pasting into your paper, include the bibiographic citation information in the body of the paper simulteniously.
- In your notes, identify whether something is a direct quotation of someone's work, a summary of someone else's idea or your own idea.
- Check with your instructor when you are unsure about your use of sources.
- If you interview someone (in person or electronically), you must give them credit.
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