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How to Avoid Plagiarism

How to Avoid Plagiarism

This module describes: Three ways to use source material: quote it, paraphrase it, or summarize it; Three essential techniques for managing source materials: introduce it, cite it, and list a reference to it; Eight important guidelines to help you avoid plagiarism mistakes. At the end of the module, users can take a short quiz. If every question is answered correctly, users receive a "Certificate of Completion." Unless otherwise noted, this module uses the American Psychological Association (APA) style. This style is being adopted for the sake of consistency and because it is used most often in UMUC courses. The APA style is called an "author-date" style because of its emphasis on the date of publication, which immediately follows the author's name. This style commonly supports medical,... Show More
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