How can you avoid plagiarism? Below are some tips
READ THE SOURCE IN ITS ENTIRETY
TAKE DETAILED NOTES AS YOU READ
RETURN TO YOUR NOTES LATER
CONSULT WITH THE EXPERTS
If you need a second opinion, ask! Ask a librarian, a classmate, the Writing Center, or your professor.
Thank you to Butler University for use of their Plagiarism guide.
When you use other's ideas and words without giving them credit, you are plagiarising their work. The University of Utah Student Code defines plagiarism, along with cheating, as academic misconduct:
"1. “Academic misconduct” includes, but is not limited to, cheating, misrepresenting one's work, inappropriately collaborating, plagiarism, and fabrication or falsification of information, as defined further below. It also includes facilitating academic misconduct by intentionally helping or attempting to help another to commit an act of academic misconduct."
"c. “Plagiarism” means the intentional unacknowledged use or incorporation of any other person's work in, or as a basis for, one's own work offered for academic consideration or credit or for public presentation. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, representing as one's own, without attribution, any other individual’s words, phrasing, ideas, sequence of ideas, information or any other mode or content of expression."