In the academic world, it is required that you give credit to people for their ideas. If you do not cite someone, you are stealing their ideas ... and this is called plagiarism. Penalties for plagiarizing can include a failing grade, expulsion from school, or financial penalties of up to $140,000.
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The boxes below describe when, how, and why to cite the ideas of previous authors.
There are 3 ways to use sources: quote, paraphrase, summarize.
In paraphrasing you need to change all the original words or phrases to avoid plagiarism.
There are 3 techniques to use sources: introduce it, cite it, list of references.
There are 2 ways of citing: in-text, end notes/footnotes.
There are 2 types of plagiarism: ghost writing, copy & paste
You may test your knowledge of plagiarism in this excellent plagiarism quiz created by Indiana University.