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Plagiarism: Avoiding Plagiarism

This guide explores plagiarism and academic honesty at Massasoit.

Best Practices to Avoid Plagiarizing

  • Manage your time well - cutting corners often leads to accidental plagiarism
  • Write out & brainstorm your own ideas before looking at other sources - ensures your ideas are your own and not someone else’s
  • Take notes in class or when reading - note page numbers and author(s) in case you need that information later for a paper

Writing Center

The Writing Center

Contact Information: 

Academic Resource Center
Writing Center Coordinator
508-588-9100, x1975

TurnItIn

Many professors require students to upload their papers to this site for plagiarism checks prior to submittal.

Check out these student tutorials if you are new to this process.