Research Skills for Developing Writers: Lesson 7

An introductory guide to help multilingual undergraduate writers at the U develop their research skills.

Lesson 7 Objectives: What is Plagiarism?

The purpose of this lesson is to help you understand the expectations of citation at the U. You will also learn how to identify and avoid plagiarism in your academic writing.


Students will be able to...

…describe what plagiarism is and why it can compromise a student's academic integrity.

…identify examples of plagiarized material by comparing an original work to a paraphrase of that work.

…define the terms plagiarism, citation, academic misconduct, cheating, and fabrication as they relate to the U of U Student Code of Conduct.


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