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Five Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism

  1. Use your own ideas. It is your paper, and your ideas should be the focus.
  2. Use the ideas of others sparingly; use them only to support or reinforce your own argument.
  3. When taking notes, include complete citation information for each item you use.
  4. Use quotation marks when directly stating another person's words.
  5. Write a short draft of your paper without using any notes. It will help you think through what you want to say and help prevent you from being too dependent on your sources.
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