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I did not Plagiarize! Think Again: Summary

This module will help students understand and identify various kinds of plagiarism and how to avoid commiting it.

In Summary

In summary, here's a list to remember when quoting, summarizing and paraphrasing text from an original work. This list was created by Purdue Online Writing Lab (2013). Quoting, summarizing and paraphrasing intends to: 

·         Provide support for claims or add credibility to your writing;

·         Refer to work that leads up to the work you are now doing;

·         Give examples of several points of view on a subject;

·         Call attention to a position that you wish to agree or disagree with;

·         Highlight a particularly striking phrase, sentence, or passage by quoting the original;

·         Distance yourself from the original by quoting it in order to cue readers that the words are not your own;

·         Expand the breadth or depth of your writing.

Reference: Purdue Online Writing Lab. (2017). Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing From: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/1/ 

Gaming Against Plagiarism

Here is a link to the interactive games against plagiarism. The three games were created by the University of Florida Marston Science Librarians and the game design was developed by the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida. You will learn more about stealing, misquoting, patchwriting, insufficient paraphrasing, self plagiarism, fabrication and falsifying. 

plagiarism game

Databases Available in the Library

Here are library databases which you may consult in case you want to read and learn more about avoiding plagiarism.

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