Paraphrasing is a concept entirely new to most students, and as a result is entirely intimidating as well. Ensuring they understand the concept will help strengthen a students confidence in identifying when they are paraphrasing and need to cite versus stating common knowledge or a personal opinion.
UC San Diego Library. Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism. N.p.: UC San Diego Library, n.d. 2014. Web. 25 June 2014. <http://sshl.ucsd.edu/plagiarism_old/Tips-PP-Brochure-09Apr10.pdf>.
Often times it is misunderstanding rather than intentional copying that happens in papers. The concept of giving credit where credit is due so to speak is not yet automatic when writing .
Commonly uncredited items beyond text can and do include
Students will in a desperate measure often times turn to plagiarism when they feel frustration. Impressing upon them that SC4 has constant help available to them will help them to fend of frustrated poor choices. Even at 3 a.m, they are not alone!
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