UNST 254I Popular Culture - Batchelder: Avoid Plagiarism

Avoid Plagiarism

When you present someone else's work or ideas as your own, that is plagiarism, whether accidental or intentional. Plagiarism is taken seriously as a form of academic misconduct. Citations are an essential part of your paper or presentation.

Plagiarism can be:

  • Copying someone's words without giving them credit;
  • Using someone's ideas or concepts without giving them credit;
  • Misrepresenting someone's ideas or concepts;
  • Copying images or music without permission or without proper attribution;
  • Citing incorrectly by citing the wrong source or having incomplete or inaccurate citations;
  • Failing to acknowledge the contribution of others in work produced collaboratively.

Check your assignment for the required citation style before writing your references and endnotes.

Credit Where Credit is Due Video

Plagiarism Quiz

Find out  more about  plagiarism as well as acceptable practices while writing a research paper. Take this quiz from Stephen Bailey's Academic Writing for International Students (Routledge 2011) and receive instant feedback.