Avoiding Plagiarism

pla•gia•rism: noun (ˈplā-jə-ˌri-zəm) the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person : the act of plagiarizing something (definition from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarism)

Acts of plagiarism are not always obvious, even to the plagiarizing writer. Plagiarism takes shape in many degrees of severity and can be deliberate or, more often, unintended. The following handouts explain how to identify plagiarism and provide tips and strategies to help you ensure that you do not plagiarize in your writing.

Avoiding Plagiarism Handouts