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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  
   page.  

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

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


   Take this Plagiarism Quiz for practice.