What is the best way to avoid plagiarism?

Students can avoid plagiarism and falsification or fabrication of information in their work by:

  • Properly citing and referencing all sources of information used in their work.
  • Taking careful notes and keeping track of sources during the research process.
  • Paraphrasing information and citing the source.
  • Being aware of the difference between common knowledge and information that requires citation.
  • Ensuring that all data, sources, and authors used in their work are legitimate and accurate.
  • Consulting their teacher for help citing or referencing sources correctly.
  • Using the Turnitin originality report prior to final submission and double checking any parts of the work that are highlighted.