Plagiarism Resources for Students
On this page you'll find resources to help you recognize and avoid plagiarism.
I'm writing my first university paper. What do I need to know? (not just for first papers) from Writing Support, University of Toronto.
Exercise on Citation and Paraphrase by Judy Hunter, Grinnell College. This exercise consists of two sections. The first section demonstrates how writers incorporate words and ideas from a source. That is, it provides models of how writers paraphrase, use a long quotation, quote only a few words, and cite an idea. In doing so, the section demonstrates the Modern Language Association, or MLA, style of citation. The second section asks you to perform the same tasks modeled in the first section.
Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It from Writing Tutorial Services, Indiana University, Bloomington. Includes:
How to Recognize Unacceptable and Acceptable Paraphrases (with examples)
Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism
Terms You Need to Know (or What is Common Knowledge?)
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing from OWL (Online Writing Lab), a project of the Purdue University Writing Lab.
Handouts From the Harvard Writing Center:
- How to Read an Assignment
- Moving from Assignment to Topic
- How to Do a Close Reading
- Overview of the Academic Essay: Thesis, Argument and Counterargument
- Essay Structure
- Developing A Thesis
- Beginning the Academic Essay
- Topic Sentences and Signposting
- Transitioning: Beware of Velcro
- How to Write a Comparative Analysis
- Ending the Essay: Conclusions
- Revising the Draft
- Editing the Essay, Part One
- Editing the Essay, Part Two
- Tips on Grammar, Punctuation and Style
Harvard also recommends the online version of The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.
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