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What are some tips for avoiding plagiarism?

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asked Oct 23, 2015 in Short Fiction by anonymous
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Plagiarism can be frightening considering the consequences whether it is for academic purposes and/or work related content. If the work is plagiarised, the punishment can be severe and even ruin one's life. It is important to understand the consequences along with what is required to avoid it at all costs. Here are a few tips that should help.

 

Run Plagiarism Scans

 

The best thing one can do is to check for plagiarism prior to handing the content in for review. This is important as the same system is going to be used by those who are doing the review. It is best to ensure this is done as the results will be great [1]. 

 

Understand How Citation Work

 

Sometimes, the plagiarism was not intentional at all. This is the worst way to get caught because you will often be unaware of the mistake you have made. It is critical to understand how citations work and get them right based on established standards. Those who do this will most likely never plagiarise [2].

 

References

 

1)  http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k70847&pageid=icb.page342057

 

2) http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/prevention/

answered Oct 23, 2015 by kingusama92 (23,380 points)

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