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Avoid Plagiarism : Learn to Quote, Paraphrase, and Summarize!

Plagiarism Tutorial for Central Piedmont Students

To "plagiarize" means

  • to steal and pass off the ideas, opinions, theories, or words of another as one's own
  • to use facts, statistics, graphs, drawings that are not common knowledge without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.

Adapted from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

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