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SHS 115 - Interpersonal and Groupwork: Cite Your Sources

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Avoid plagiarism

What is plagiarism?

  • When you use someone else's words, opinions or ideas without giving credit to the source;
  • When you use facts, statistics, graphics, drawings, or any other type of information that is not considered common knowledge without giving credit to the source.
  • When you paraphrase someone else's words without giving credit to the source.

Plagiarizing someone else is a violation of academic integrity.  It can lead to very serious consequences, ranging from failing an assignment to failing a class and/or other disciplinary measures.  The best way to avoid plagiarism is to cite your source.  When in doubt, ask your instructor or a librarian.

Below are tutorials you may find useful to help you understand more about what constitutes plagiarism and how you can avoid it.