Katie's Blog

Thoughts of a PR student

How to Avoid Plagiarism September 13, 2010

Filed under: PRCA 3330 — rebekahkatherine @ 7:21 pm

It’s every writer’s worst nightmare: plagiarism. Even if a writer is honestly trying to be original and do their own work, they can still be accused of it. The best way I’ve found to avoid plagiarism is to carefully nitpick your writing. Look at a variety of sources instead of just one or two so you aren’t tempted to copy what you see in any way. The best thing I’ve found is to just be very careful. Also, when in doubt, cite information. Always give credit where credit is due, even if you think it could be your own work. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Also there are certain websites that allow writers to check their work to make sure it isn’t similar to any works on the internet or those submitted on that website. This is another great way to make sure your work is honest and original. Avoiding plagiarism can be easy but a writer must be meticulous with their work.


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