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Plagiarism: Avoiding Plagiarism

This guide explores plagiarism and academic honesty at MCC.

Writing Center

The Writing Center

Contact Information: 

Erin Harte  
Writing Center Coordinator
508-588-9100, x1975

OWL Plagiarism

Purdue University Online Writing Center

The definitive source for assistance with research papers including plagiarism.

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