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Avoiding Plagiarism

Defining Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the fraudulent misrepresentation of any part of another person's work as one's own.

Types of Plagiarism

The 10 most common types of plagiarism and are ranked in order of severity.

 Source: (n.d.). Types of plagiarism. Retrieved from


Why do we reference the work of others?  Read "What Is Quotation and Why Do We Do It?" in Why Do We Quote?: The Culture and History of Quotation. (2011).  

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