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Avoid Plagiarism in Academic Writing: The Complete Guide

Bonnie Vasey

Avoid Plagiarism in Academic Writing: The Complete Guide

Academic writing is a broad term that applies to any type of academic assignment including written content in the form of a research paper, reading logs, essays, or case studies. In this short guide, I will introduce ways in which you can avoid plagiarism in your academic writing

Why is it Important to Avoid Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is unquestionably the most popular literary crime in this day and age, as well as the most confusing! As many as one out of three submissions are often plagiarized in schools alone.

'It is also common among serious, published authors, so much so that plagiarism has been called copy-and-paste culture: the pervasiveness of copying others' work without attribution; taking somebody else's idea or words without accountability.' - Dr Laurence Lessig.

The 5 Best Ways to Avoid Plagiarizing

With so many different ways to cut and paste, customize and tweet, it can be difficult to avoid plagiarism. If a student is using the internet, they may inadvertently take bits article source and pieces of phrases or even complete sentences from other sources without giving the author of that content any credit.

Some students don't understand how easy it is to copy work without properly attributing the author. But if you know what to look out for - here are some of the signs you're falling victim to plagiarism:

Copying too much from one source- Without rewording article source or altering what has been copied word for word and attributing only a source that isn't your original source, this is an easy way for people prove plagiarism.

Plagiarizing things you didn't write- This totally goes against

The Importance of Using a Plagiarism Checker

Peer review and online learning communities are not always enough to determine whether academic papers or written essays are plagiarized. Most of the time, article source when instructors see a paper that has been submitted that they believe may have involved plagiarism they will typically use a plagiarism test which can be done through various methods, one of the most common being manual scanning.

This is inefficient and is prone to human error-either because people are checking paper over and over without any suspicion or they simply miss something while scanning. It is important that as an academic community we know when using a given manuscript we need to confirm it doesn't violate rules of in-citation because an unlucky tick on this could end in being caught committing inherent misconduct in their work. This form the basis for why some argue for the use of robotics software

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