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ENG 103 FYS Writing Lab (Turner-Reed): Avoiding Plagiarism


Everyone knows that finding a research paper on the internet and passing it off as your own is cheating, but there are other types of plagiarism that can affect your grade just as much. The resources on this page will help you understand both what not to do and what to do instead to maintain academic integrity.

Types of Plagiarism

From – Turnitin. (2012). The plagiarism spectrum: Tagging 10 types of unoriginal work.

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Other Types of Plagiarism That May Surprise You

  • Reusing your own paper/presentation from another course. (Requires the permission of both instructors, if both courses are being taken in the same semester, or the permission of the second instructor if they are taken during different semesters.)
  • Using content from lectures without citation. (Not all instructors will require you to cite information from class. Check with your instructor.)

Summarize, Paraphrase, Quote, Cite

How to Paraphrase

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Need Some Practice?

Practice Paraphrasing

Try these exercises from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). See the left menu for a link to the answers.