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English Language and Literature: English Writing

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What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using someone else's work and passing it off as one's own. The term comes from the Latin word plagiarius, which means kidnapper.

Menager-Beeley, R., & Paulos, L. (2006). Understanding plagiarism: A student guide to writing your own work. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

To avoid plagiarism

Document/credit your sources

Use Footnotes and Endnotes



New York Times - Plagiarism

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