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FYEN Course Guide

Plagiarism and Paraphrasing

What is plagiarism?

To plagiarize is to use someone else's work, whether published or unpublished, thru direct quotation or paraphrase, without giving credit to the author.  Copying and pasting directly from the Internet or from online works is also plagiarism

Check the Student Academic Responsibilities section of the Hiram College Catalog for the definition of plagiarism and its repercussions.

The Hiram College Writing Center's Style Guide also provides resources to help you avoid plagiarism. 

Avoiding plagiarism:

This page from Purdue University should help you avoid plagiarism: Quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing

And several more pages from Purdue University to hone your skills at paraphrasing:

Paraphrasing Basics

Paraphrasing Exercises and Answers

Most Commonly Used Styles: MLA, APA, Chicago

It is important to cite your sources to give credit to the author. Three of the most common citation styles are American Psychological Society (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), and The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago Style). These styles also come with their own guidelines for formatting papers. Different academic disciplines use different styles because of the different ways that they may wish to convey information. Check with your professor about their preferred style (it is typically also listed in your syllabus) before starting your paper.

Additional Resources