Avoiding Plagiarism

Text of collaborations, discussions, and projects must be your original writing except for a few key quotes that are accompanied by a citation. Adhere to OSU policies.

Avoid writing problems.

Avoid Writing Problems Diagram Transcript

Plagiarism is defined as "copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit". (TurnItIn 2017)
Synthesize what you read, rather than copy other people’s writing.
Add quotation marks around sentences copied from sources.
Quote only a few sentences periodically, rather than entire paragraphs often.
Cite inline every definition, statistic, law, case, opinion, theory, and quotation.
Use a bibliography tool to track sources while writing.
Copyright Infringement is defined as "reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner." (USA Copyright Office 2017)
Add a copyright statement to the caption of each embedded image and movie: Example: © 2016 Samsung Group
Seek permission for use if you won’t be using a copyrighted work for criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research (Fair Use).
Cite original sources when they provided inspiration for your graphics.
Cheating is defined as the breaking of rules to avoid difficult work.
Purchase papers for reference only.
Reuse only portions of a paper written for another course.
Collaborate only when specifically allowed.
Write about sources you found rather than what your classmates found.