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Biology 101: General Biology


According to the ACPHS Academic Integrity Policy, plagiarism defined as "Work that gives the reader the impression that the work, words or ideas of others are the author’s own, without appropriate reference to the original source"  

Intentional plagiarism is what most people think of when they think of plagiarism, but the majority of cases are committed by accident.

  • Paraphrase- Use your own words to express another author's ideas or information and provide an in-text citation and list the source in your list of references
  • Take good notes and keep track of your sources so you can easily cite them later
  • Acknowledge all sources- indicate where the information you are using is coming from in your citation list.  When in doubt, cite.
  • Properly use quotes-when you quote a source directly make sure you include the appropriate quotation marks

Check out the video below from GCFLearnFree  to learn about tips on avoiding plagiarism.