Question: What is plagiarism
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 constitutes
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We love to see YOUR work, and that is certainly the best way to get the
best possible grade. Don't worry that the English may not be perfect,
you should strive to use the clearest English possible. Get a friend to
read your material and suggest changes. 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
Universal. If you use words, thoughts or ideas from a published work,
you MUST cite them in the body of your writing. There are several ways
to do this, but key is that you immediately ascribe credit and cite the
source (book, magazine, newspaper, individual's words, website, etc.)
of those words, ideas or thoughts if they are not your own.
For help in how to avoid plagiarism on your web site you can check out
the link above also.
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 same
we do, you should have no problems.
We're looking forward to seeing those beautiful, fact-filled, original
properly cited posts on the web!