What can I do to prevent myself from plagiarizing?


You must use in-text citations and a source list anytime you use someone else's words or ideas. Don't forget this applies if you're using words or ideas from your textbook, too!

If you use direct words from the source, that's a quote, and you must use quotation marks. If you put the ideas from the source into your own words, that's a paraphrase. You don't need to put paraphrased material in quotation marks, but you do still have to cite it.

We encourage you to check out the link below to "How do I know if something is common knowledge?" if you have questions about whether or not to cite something.


  • Last Updated Sep 11, 2020
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  • Answered By Amber Eakin

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