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Human Cultures 3230:150: Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarsim is a serious academic offense that you as a student should take every precaution to avoid. Plagiarism can be intentional or result unintentionally from carelessness. or ignorance. Regardless of whether you intend to be dishonest or not, every instance of plagiarism is an offense! Read the definition and utilize the tutorials below to make certain you have a thorough understanding of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it!

According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means:

1) to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas

2) to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own :  use (another's production) without crediting the source

3) to commit literary theft :  present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source