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Academic Integrity

Guide to having academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism: General Suggestions

Avoiding plagiarism is your responsibility not only as a student at Central Penn College but as a member of the academic community at large. 

Avoiding plagiarism is as simple--and as difficult--as acknowledging when information came from another source.

Since it can be difficult to find the mistakes and unclear spots in our own work, try to have someone else read your assignment/paper for you--and ask your reader to identify what parts were written by you and where you used other people's words/ideas.  If your reader has trouble doing that, you should look at revising your work--and possibly contacting the Learning Center, the librarians, and/or your professor for help.

These pages are the most useful on our guide to help you actively avoiding plagiarism: