Unintentional plagiarism

Plagiarism means presenting the words or ideas of someone else in a way that makes them seems as if they are your own words or ideas. This is easy to say, but sometimes hard t put into practice! It can help to take a step back and think about what the story you are telling is. Imaging explaining what you are writing about to another person – what would you say? Explaining it verbally to your cat can also help!

This 3 minute video from Bainbridge State College gives some really helpful examples of some of the less obvious types of plagiarism and how to avoid them.

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