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Resourceful links to help prevent plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work, or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense:

According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means

  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • to use (another's production) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.

Chicopee Comprehensive High School Plagiarism Policy



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Examples and Resources

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Try checking the two documents below for evidence of plagiarism.

Video on Plagiarism
Anti-Plagiarism Website
Parenthetical Documentation
How to recognize acceptable & unacceptable paraphrasing

Paraphrase - Write it in your own words!

Interactive Outline Maker
Purdue Owl: Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Plagiarism.org: How to paraphrase
Plagiarists

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THE WEBSITES BELOW WILL HELP TEACHERS CREATE ANTI-PLAGIARISM ASSIGNMENTS and ENCOURAGE BEST PRACTICES.
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Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism
Quick tips for avoiding plagiarism

Famous Songs Sued for Plagiarism