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Citation / Referencing Guide: Plagiarism

Plagiarism

University of Arizona

How to avoid Plagiarism

Whenever you make use of any information found in any books, articles or websites in your academic writing, it is important to indicate the source of the information. Citing references:

  • adds credibility to your work as your ideas are backed by experts on the topic;
  • avoids plagiarism and gives credit to the original author.

Citations also make it easier for your readers to locate the source of the information.

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How to write a good essay: Paraphrasing the question

It is a necessary academic skill to paraphrase ideas when writing and reading.   This video gives 3 examples of how to paraphrase using synonyms, sentence structure and concessions.

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