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Writing/Composition: Avoiding Plagiarism

Use this guide to help when writing papers.

Plagiarism in the News

It's not just students who get in trouble for plagiarizing:

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According to, Plagiarism is:

"The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."

Plagiarism is a violation of UVF's Academic Honesty Policy, and may result in the failure of an assignment or a failure of the class. 

Avoiding Plagiarism

Here are some links that can help you avoid plagiarism:

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Plagiarism Games

Test your ability to recognize and avoid plagiarism with these games: