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Avoiding Plagiarism

A guide to acknowledging the work of others and citing your resources properly.

Types of Plagiarism

Plagiarism can come in a variety of forms:

  • Failing to adequately cite the sources you consulted for your paper
  • Buying a pre-written paper (ex. from a classmate, alumnus, or paper mill)
  • Self-plagiarism, meaning you resubmit a paper you've previously written for another course
  • Paying a classmate or someone else to write your paper for you
  • Allowing someone else to write your paper and then submitting it as your own

This is not an exclusive list, but it should give you an idea of what plagiarism means.

Be familiar with Cedarville's Academic Integrity Statement and Procedures and steer clear of plagiarism!

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