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Plagiarism Tutorial

Plagiarism is the lack of attributing intellectual ideas and creative works to their creator.

Why should you care?

Think of some of the things that have value to you . . .

Friends, family, pets, car, favorite sweatshirt?

While some of these things have monetary value attached, many don't. They are important to you because they are yours

Information and research also has value. Your scholarship can get you good grades, advance your field of study, and even help secure a job. Using information in an ethical manner is exceptionally important. Not just in college but throughout your professional and personal life. To be an ethical scholar, you need to give credit where credit is due by citing your sources.


Adapted from University of Virginia's Information Ethics & Citations Tutorial.