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Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism

To avoid plagiarism you need to know what plagiarism looks like. This guide has resources to show you some of the most common forms of plagiarism and how they look in your essay. 

As well, to avoid plagiarism you will need to know both how and when to cite and how to write and proof read. This will help you find errors and instances of plagiarism and correct them.

Forms of Plagiarism

A video on plagiarism, click here to open the video player

A Student’s Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism and Understanding Citations

Check out this video from Alexander Street for more information on what plagiarism is and why it's important to improve you writing skills to help you avoid plagiarizing.

Helpful Resources

These resources will help you learn about why it's important to cite and when you should be citing, since these are essential skills in successfully avoiding plagiarism. As well, you can check out our other guides; APA Guide and Citation Makers for even more resources on creating citations!


 Improving your writing skills will help you learn how to write without plagiarizing and will help you when reviewing your work to make sure you didn't accidentally plagiarize. The resources below will help you develop these skills. Check out our Writing Skills guide and Mohawk's Writing Center for more help!