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SOCI 164: Multicultural Studies - Fort Wayne

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Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism is using other peoples' work or ideas without giving them credit. Plagiarism is a kind of dishonesty and can lead to failing an assignment, failing a class, or getting expelled from college.

Avoid plagiarism by keeping track of where you are getting your ideas. When you find sources, make a sources list right away. Take notes from one source at a time. Try to put ideas in your own words; avoid copying and pasting text. If you must reuse someone else's words, put them into quotation format and state exactly where they came from.