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To copy or NOT to copy, that is the question…

What will you do?

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism means to steal the ideas or words of another person and use them as your own and not give credit to the person who wrote them. It is called LITERARY THEFT!

Still not sure about plagiarism and how to avoid it? Try this…click here.

Do not copy every word right out of a…

:: Book
:: Newspaper
:: Magazine or
:: the Internet

You can copy word for word IF :

:: You use quotation marks ” ”


:: You cite your source, that is, give the person’s name and where and when they said or wrote it.

Academic Integrity Policy
The Academic Standards Committee at a high school in Pennsylvania reviews suspected plagiarism case.

Cheating and How to Avoid It
Guide for students from the Mankato Public Schools

Digital Citizenship Education Curriculum
Register for this free curriculum designed for high school students.

The Ethical Researcher

The Impact of Plagiarism

Plagiarism and Copyright Sites

The Plagiarism Blog

The Plagiarism Court
Flash tutorial.

Plagiarism Tools

Plagiarism Workshop
A one hour session designed for 9th-12th graders.

Preventing Plagiarism: Turnitin

Put an End to Plagiarism in Your Classroom
This Education World site helps educators thoroughly explain and educate students about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Template for a Plagiarism Policy: Noodletools

You Quote it, You Note It!
Plagiarism tutorial from Acadia University in Canada.

Citation Tools to properly cite your sources

Bibliographic Citation Format for Elementary Students

NoodleBib: MLA Starter
…an interactive citation-creation tool which is intended for students in grades 1-8; it includes an easy-to-follow interface, color-coding, a check-for-errors feature, and can export to RTF for printing.

Citation Maker: Elementary
…an easy-to-use citation maker for younger students based on the MLA standards which also includes a citation worksheet to print out.

Citation Maker: Secondary
…an easy-to-use citation maker for middle and high school students based on the MLA standards; also includes links to plagiarism, parenthetical citations, and more.


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