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Module Four

THE ACCIDENTAL PLAGIARIST

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plagiarist - someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own.
Princeton University Cognitive Science Laboratory. (n.d.). WordNet. Retrieved from http://wordnet.princeton.edu/

If you are in a hurry, careless, or just plain unaware of the rules for giving credit to others for their work, you may be a plagiarist and not even know it. But your professor will know it! Don't put yourself in this situation and risk a failing grade - or worse.

Follow these steps as you research and write in order to avoid plagiarism:

You can find more information about plagiarism and how to avoid it, at these sites:

Avoiding Plagiarism - Purdue University, OWL (Online Writing Lab)
Avoiding Plagiarism: Mastering the Art of Scholarship - University of California Davis Student Judicial Affairs
Plagiarism - The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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