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_English Literature Classes - Stamford — Plagiarism

A resource guide for various classes.

What is plagiarism?

Deliberate plagiarism

  • Rewriting from books or articles
  • Copying & pasting from web pages and online sources to create a patchwork writing
  • Buying, downloading, or borrowing  a paper

Accidental plagiarism

  • Not knowing when & how to cite
  • Not knowing how to paraphrase or summarize
  • Not knowing what “common knowledge” is
  • Recycling an old paper

Watch this short video on How to Paraphrase