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HY109/PA111 Civilization in East Asia: Avoiding Plagiarism

The CC Honor Code

Review the new CC honor code, effective Fall 2014.

What DON'T You Need to Cite?

Common Knowledge
e.g., The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

Earth is the third planet from the sun.

The capital of Colorado is Denver.

Your Own Opinions & Ideas

Why Give Credit?

You need to give credit to sources for several reasons:

  • To let your readers know how your views, "agree with, disagree with, or modify the views of published experts in the field."

  • By citing your sources, you are providing your reader with additional information--such as books, articles, and websites--on the topic you are writing about.
  • "By listing the author of a quotation and providing a page number, you're telling the reader, 'If you don't believe that this person really wrote this, you can look it up for yourself.'"
  • "It's the honest thing to do."

Source: Plagiarism (Microsoft Word document) - UWGB Writing Center handout


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Quoting, Summarizing, & Paraphrasing

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