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What is plagiarism?

There are two types of plagiarism, deliberate and accidental. Deliberate plagiarism happens when you rewrite from books or articles, you copy or paste from webpages and online sources to create "patchwork" writing, or you buy, download, or borrow a paper. Accidental plagiarism happens when you do not know when and how to cite, how to paraphrase or summarize, not understanding what "common knowledge" is, or ecycling an old paper.

Are you plagiarizing?

Described in Details

A flowchart depicting a general guide to understanding written plagiarism.
  • Question: Are your own words being used?
    • Yes
      • Q: Is it your idea?
        • Yes Yay! You’re not plagiarizing!
        • No. You’re paraphrasing, and need to add a citation and bibliography.
    • No
      • Q: Are you using quotation marks or placing it in blockquote?
        • Yes? Yay! You’re not plagiarizing!
        • No? You’re plagiarizing! Go quote it! Once you are done be sure to add a citation and bibliography!