Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

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Common Errors to Avoid*

  • Citation error, such as not providing the appropriate reference
  • No citations at all
  • Attributing content to the wrong author
  • No reference page
  • Not following proper citation rules – APA versus MLA
  • Changing a few words of a passage makes the idea/content your own


How to Prevent Plagiarism Errors*

  • Allocate enough time to follow the proper citation rules
  • Meet with a citation librarian when you aren’t sure how to cite an author
  • When in doubt, always err on the side of citation
  • Cite passages as you write your document – it will be easier to track which author made which point
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*Information provided courtesy of Former Associate Dean Darren Francis (Ed.D, M.Sc)