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See OWL Purdue for help with MLA, APA, citations, and more.
Avoiding plagiarism starts with taking good research notes!
- Make a list.
- Use phrases, short sentences, or single words (do not worry about writing complete sentences—this comes later)
- Write one idea or fact per line.
- Be accurate (dates are correct, spelling of important names & places are correct).
- Write neatly so you can read your notes later.
- Use quotation marks to give credit if copying “ ”
- Write down your information source next to your notes so you can cite the source later.
- Do not copy word for word (PLAGIARISM).
For more information, see this detailed information sheet on quoting and paraphrasing rules from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Writing Center.
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