HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS: PLAGIARISM IS TOTALLY AVOIDABLE!
Now that you know what plagiarism is, you are encouraged to complete the APA Tutorial and the Incorporating Sources Ethically guide to learn more about paraphrasing, quoting, and citing your sources. By accurately paraphrasing or quoting your sources and providing citations, you can ethically use sources to strengthen your arguments.
As you write your paper, keep in mind that the final draft must include these elements:
* Direct quotes need quotation marks and an in-text citation.
* Paraphrases and summaries need an in-text citation.
* All sources cited in the paper must be included in a reference list at the end of the paper.
BOTTOM LINE: If it is not your own words, phrasing, idea, or image-- you need to cite it!