Don’t Get Caught! Plagiarism Made Easy

(Last Updated On: October 9, 2015)

The act of using or imitating someone else’s words or thoughts without authorization and representing them as your own is a crime.

Ignorance will not unfortunately not excuse a violation. Whatever the reason is, unintentional plagiarism is still violation. You don’t want to get caught violating and devaluing other people’s work, do you? Here is how:

1. Plan ahead. This will have you searching for sources, taking notes and think about how to use them. Be familiar with the topic you want to discuss and understand

2. Classify your information. Know the difference between facts and opinions.

3. Cite your sources. All sources must be cited, including not only print books and scholarly articles, but anything you borrow to craft your assignment. This includes primary sources, such as letters, diaries, federal documents, music, and films. Also include secondary sources, such as online books, online articles, and websites.

4. Make use of the synonyms. When writing an academic paper, you are joining an intellectual conversation, not observing one. The goal is not to string a bunch of quotes from experts together, but to actively engage with the material and to add your unique voice. Make use of the right click and use synonyms to use cleverer words.


5. Try paraphrasing. It is the art of using your own words in your own thoughts. But still, you have to quote the source.

6. Get some online help. Check plagiarism in your writing using these powerful tools.

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There you go. Do not get caught! And remember…


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