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How to Avoid Plagiarism

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Create a Timeline for Writing Assignments

Plagiarism is tempting when you are running out of time to meet a deadline. Try the calculator below to get a step-by-step breakdown of what you need to do, and when, so you can finish writing assignments on time. Also, the Writing Center, in the Shepard Center's Learning Commons, has resources and peer Writing Assistants to help students of all writing abilities. Make an appointment and improve your papers!   

The Writing Assignment Calculator

Enter the date you plan to start:

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Date the assignment is due:

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The Calculator divides your time frame into ten steps with deadline dates and times.
Based on the original Assignment Calculator from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Types of Plagiarism

This infographic lists the common types of plagiarism identified in a survey of instructors conducted by turnitin. More information and examples are available on the turnitin website.

Text description of 10 Types of Plagiarism Ordered from Most to Least Severe for web accessibility

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