Avoiding plagiarism is simple - always properly cite the original source of the ideas and information that you use in an essay or assignment. Most instructors at Bow Valley College require learners use APA style. For help using APA style, go to the library's online guide here.
Originality check! Use this flowchart to help determine if you need to cite a source to avoid plagiarism:
Turnitin is a tool designed to assist learners and instructors in reducing plagiarism and ensuring academic honesty. Assignments are compared against a large database and a report is created that allows learners to see if their assignment matches, or is similar to, any of the material in the database.
NOTE: Not every instructor will use Turnitin for their assignments. It is important to check with your instructor to see if they will be using it.
"The mere copying of texts has no educational value. Moreover, it involves students in moral compromise and deception. Letting plagiarists incorporate parts of external texts into their works is, of course, not fair on the honest students who do not plagiarize" (Kakkonen & Mozgovoy, 2012, p. 1168).
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