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Student Resources - Avoiding Plagiarism

Videos

Using Sources

Nobody wants to plagiarize: How can you use words and ideas from your sources effectively and accurately in your writing? Watch this clip for some suggestions.

Handouts, Slideshows, Etc.

Avoiding Plagiarism

This handout outlines the different ways that a writer may unintentionally, or intentionally, plagiarize while writing. The document includes tips to avoid plagiarism before it arises. 

Avoiding Plagiarism (PowerPoint)

This presentation shows different forms of plagiarism and offers suggestions for avoid them. Strategies covered include proper paraphrasing and using signal signs to avoid plagiarism. 

Plagiarism Overview (Prezi)

This presentation offers insight into what plagiarism is, and tips on how to avoid it. Some of these tips include proper citation and quoting. 

Plagiarism at ECU

This document provides a link to the current ECU student handbook where the university's stance on plagiarism can be found.


 

Common Styles: APA, MLA & Chicago

APA Style & Formatting

APA (Prezi)

This presentation outlines the different elements that go into an APA formatted paper, detailing important aspects such as the title page, abstract, and structural elements.  

APA Format - Sample Paper

This is a sample paper set up in proper APA format. 









Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly Sources

This handout explains the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly sources, and their relevancy to academic writing.  

Why Do We Cite?

This handout list reasons why it is necessary to cite sources in academic writing, including giving credit, serving as a reference, and making a writer's work credible. 

WPA Statement on Best Practices for Avoiding Plagiarism

This is the official statement of the national council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA) on avoiding plagiarism. The statement explains what plagiarism is and presents research for students and faculty on how to avoid and discourage plagiarism.





 




MLA Style & Formatting

Basic MLA Format (PDF)

This presentation outlines the different elements that go into a MLA style paper, detailing important aspects such as format and structure.

MLA Format - Sample Paper

This is a sample paper in proper MLA format. 







 


 
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Chicago Style & Formatting

Chicago: Prezi 

This presentation outlines the different elements that go into a Chicago formatted paper, detailing important aspects such as the two documentation styles used in Chicago and specific formatting guidelines.

Chicago: Author-Date Sample Paper

The following is an an example of a Chicago Style paper in the Author-Date format.

Chicago: Notes Sample Paper with Bibliography 

The following is an example of a Chicago Style paper in the Notes Bibliography (NB) format including a bibliography.

Chicago: Notes Sample Paper without Bibliography 

The following is an example of Chicago Style paper in the Notes Bibliography (NB) format without a bibliography.

 

Turabian Guide to Chicago Style