In many of your courses, you are asked to write papers that include material from outside sources—material from books, articles, films, online sources,
and so on. In doing so, you need to avoid plagiarism—that is, using someone else’s writing or ideas without giving credit to the author.
The “Avoiding Plagiarism” activity will focus on quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing your sources, and using signal phrases to introduce the
passages that you borrow. This Guided Learning Activity will help you become a stronger student and a better writer by giving you additional instruction and
practice in citing your sources.
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this activity, you should be able to:
- Define “plagiarism”
- List the consequences of intentional and unintentional plagiarism
- Define and distinguish quoting, summary, and paraphrase
- Create signal phrases (attributive tags) to integrate borrowed material effectively
Before you start, you'll need to make sure you that have the
handouts for this activity and the Supplemental Learning
Workbook. If you don't, ask a tutor to help you.
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Once you have all the needed materials, you
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If at any time you need help, please ask a tutor.
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