“Plagiarism: The submission by a student of the writings, ideas or data of another individual as the student’s own in any essay or assignment. Avoid the consequences of plagiarism by giving proper references to your sources.” -
Red Deer College. (2007). Academic Terminology Glossary. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
The best way to avoid plagiarism is to cite your sources. This means that you have to give credit to the sources that you use for your assignment, usually by using in-text citations and a bibliography. Commonly used citation styles include APA, MLA, and Chicago.
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