Avoid Plagiarism: What Every Student Needs to Know IRIS interactive tutorials
(created by Clark College, WA) covers:
A definition: "Plagiarism is using some else's work - words, ideas, or illustrations; published or unpublished - without giving the creator of that work sufficient credit. A serious breach of scholarly ethics, plagiarism can have severe consequences: Academic professionals can face public disgrace or even be forced out of a position. In the business world, plagiarism leads to distrust and can significantly damage careers. Students risk a failing grade or possible disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion."
Source citation: Stern, Linda. What Every Student Should Know about Avoiding Plagiarism. New York: Pearson Longman, 2009. Print.
Even robots struggle with plagiarism.
The following sites will help you learn the skills necessary to avoid plagiarism: