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Plagiarism Resources

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What Is Plagiarism? Written by tutor Colin D. The Oxford English Dictionary defines “plagiarism” as “the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.” While this is a fairly clear description of the unethical act of plagiarism, it’s actually somewhat mild, given the plagiarism’s etymology. Taken from the Latin “plagiarius,” which translates to “kidnapper,”... read more

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Plagiarism (The P-Word) and How to Avoid it Written by tutor Soraya Z. Writing is hard enough without worrying about the literary offenses you could commit along the way. Spelling and grammar are easy enough to check and fix, but plagiarism is much more difficult to take on. Sometimes it's hard to even pinpoint what plagiarism is. The first trick to avoiding it, then, is to understand... read more