Learn how to not plagiarise


The act of presenting the words, ideas, images, sounds, or the creative expressions of other as your own.

Some Things You Don't Have to Cite

  • Your original ideas, reactions, or observations.
  • Results from your original research or science experiments. Ex: When I did my science experiment I found... or from my experience, I believe...
  • Widely know facts. Ex: George Washington was the first president of the U.S.A.

Possible Punishment

  • "F" on the assignment.
  • Suspension or expulsion from school.
  • Dismissal from school or sport activities.

Ways to use Peoples Work but not Plagiarizing


  • Quotations are the exact words of an author, copied directly from a source, word for word. Quotes must be cited.
  • Having to many quotes is the same as copying and pasting. Some ones work and claiming it as yours. Your paper can't be more than 50% quotes.


  • Paraphrasing means rephrasing the words of an author, putting his/her thoughts in your own word.
  • Must be cited.
  • Simply changing a few words is not paraphrasing.


  • Involves putting the main idea of one or more authors in your own words.
  • Focuses on the main point.
  • Must be cited.


''Works Cited Page''

''List of Works Consulted''


  • A list of sources used for essays or research paper.
  • Make note of the websites that you use or later you will need to hunt them down.

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Steps for making citations.

  • What is it
  • Who wrote it
  • When was it written
  • Who published it

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websites to help create your citations

Websites that are Reliable

how to cite pictures

  • name the jpg file
  • no date
  • date veiwed