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InfoBits: Avoiding Plagiarism

What You'll Learn

InfoBits - Build your research skills

  • YC's definition of plagiarism
  • Consequences of plagiarism at YC
  • Style formats used at YC
  • What is: quoting, summarizing, & paraphrasing
  • Tips for avoiding plagiarism
  • Importance of citing your sources

Important Terms

Avoiding Plagiarism

Diagnosis: Plagiarism - Understand the importance of citing sources and how to avoid plagiarism.

The main thing to remember about avoiding plagiarism is to give credit where it is due.

Explore the resources on this page to learn more about avoiding plagiarism.

Diagnosis: Plagiarism

Content based on MLA 6th edition and APA 5th edition.


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