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What is Plagiarism?

Quick Guide to Plagiarism (YouTube video)

What is Plagiarism? Check out the PowerPoint to find out:

  • what it is
  • how to avoid it
  • check out some examples - you decide if they are plagiarized or not!

Credit/Created by: William Badke, Updated Version, 2012, Associate Librarian, Trinity Western University

"Most cases of plagiarism can be avoided, however, by citing sources. Simply acknowledging that certain material has been borrowed and providing your audience with the information necessary to find that source is usually enough to prevent plagiarism." (Source: "What is Plagiarism?", iParadigms LLC,, accessed August 27, 2014)


You Decide! Is This Plagiarism or Not?


Examples of How to Paraphrase

See if you can find the plagiarism in these examples:

Example #1

Example #2

Example #3

Plagiarism:  Interactive Self Quiz

Click on each of the 5 examples - did the student plagiarize or not?

Plagiarism: Interactive Self Quiz
Can you figure out how which are good examples of paraphrasing and which are plagiarism?

Plagiarism Quiz: Can You Identify It?

Is it Plagiarism? Self Quiz 
Includes examples of source material and how students have rephrased it.  Are they correct?  Click your answer and you'll find out!

Plagiarism Exericise
Which of these students plagiarized the example?  Which did not?



Quick Guide to Plagiarism


How to Paraphrase


Diagnosis: Plagiarism, Part 1 (YouTube Video)


Diagnosis: Plagiarism, Part 2 (You Tube Video)



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