How to Avoid Plagiarism

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences




How to Avoid Plagiarism

 

  1. Know and understand the Brock University Academic Regulations with regard to Academic Integrity.
  2. Ensure you follow the principles of academic integrity and honesty in all your academic work; and encourage others to do so.
  3. If you are uncertain or have a question about academic integrity (for example, you have a question or concern about essay citation, a group work assignment, etc.), consult your instructor.
  4. Develop strong academic skills in the areas of research and writing. Seek additional support and clarification from the Brock University Student Development Centre (Learning Skills Services) in the areas of writing and research.
  5. Ensure all academic assignments represent your original work. Do not copy, purchase or sell assignments; do not recycle papers; do not submit an academic assignment in more than one course.
  6. Learn and follow appropriate writing style guidelines (APA, MLA, etc). Know when to quote directly, paraphrase or summarize with appropriate acknowledgement. Always acknowledge the original sources of intellectual property (e.g., written or spoken ideas, data, graphs, photographs, multimedia sources). Fully list all sources.
  7. Ensure your academic work is protected: never ‘lend’ assignments or essays; use password protection on your computer files; keep all draft copies of assignments and essays.
     
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