Question: What is
I avoid it?
Answer: Plagiarism, in plain and simple terms, is the stealing of
someone else's words or ideas. If you don't know what
please visit the UW site at:
We love to see YOUR work, and that is certainly the best way to get
best possible grade. Don't worry that the English may not be
you should strive to use the clearest English possible. Get a friend
read your material and suggest changes. You should use the writing
center on campus, and you can meet with TAs during office hours.
Rob has taken and taught
courses in Portuguese and Swahili, and can certainly relate to the
problems a person that knows English as a second language has. Only
know that the more you write, the easier
it is and the better you will be. Strive to relate ideas as best you
Using pictures and figures certainly helps, as this language is
If you use words, thoughts or ideas from a published work,
you MUST cite them in the body of your writing. There are several
to do this, but key is that you immediately ascribe credit and cite
source (book, magazine, newspaper, individual's words, website,
of those words, ideas or thoughts if they are not your own. You must
include any copied words in quotes. You can only use quoted material
sparingly in your paper, and it does not contribute to minimum
length requirements. Papers that contain more than a few sentences
of quoted material will not be accepted.
For help in how to avoid plagiarism on your web site you can check
the link above also. It is a very good link to thoroughly
read, and you are responsible for doing so:
Since the GoPost and Project requirements are individual efforts,
responsibility clearly rests with the individual student.
If you do all of this consistently, and check the project in the
we do, you should have no problems.
We're looking forward to seeing those beautiful, fact-filled,
properly cited posts on the web!