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   For help creating a bibliography use EasyBib
Everyone should have an account.  Creates a 
   works cited page for you.

   Avoiding Plagiarism
What is plagiarism?
   It is "the act of presenting someone else's ideas as your own" (Sebranek 256).

   Note-Taking Tip:
While taking notes, put quotation marks around direct quotes and identify the source on the same  

   Use the CHOMP Note-Taking Strategy to avoid plagiarism.
This helps to determine what information in a resource is important and can enable you to  
   paraphrase the information using your own words.  You can avoid unintentional plagiarism this way.

        C = Cross out
unimportant words.
        H = Highlight
the essential information.
        O = Draw an oval
around words that you do not understand.
              * Use context clues                      * Look it up
              * Use the thesaurus
        M = Make notes
from the highlighted information.
               * Abbreviate                               * Use symbols
               * Draw                                       * Make lists
        P = Put notes in your own words.

   Avoid plagiarism by documenting the words of others when:
" use someone else's words" (Harris). Use quotation marks around direct quotes to give the 
   writer or speaker credit.
   " revise or paraphrase the words of someone else or just use their ideas" (Harris).
   " use information gained through interviewing another person" (OWL).
   " reprint any pictures, diagrams, illustrations, or charts" (OWL).

   You do not have to document when:
" are writing your own experiences, observations, thoughts or conclusions about a subject"
   " are using 'common knowledge' - folklore, common sense observations, or general knowledge"
   " are writing up your own experimental results" (OWL).

   Take this Plagiarism Quiz for practice.