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Subject Guide: Pharmacy

Tips on Avoiding Plagiarism


  • Quote a phrase or key word
  • Quote a sentence or two only when you cannot possibly rephrase it into your own words
  • Use signal phrases (According to Smith, or Smith explains, . . . )
  • Document with page number (MLA) or page number & date (APA)
  • Remember the quotation marks!   


  • Completely rewrite the original source’s words, syntax (sentence structure), & meaning into your own words and syntax without changing the meaning
  • Synonyms aren’t enough!
  • May be longer than the original

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