5.0 Unintentional Plagiarism
In this lesson, you will learn to apply strategies for avoiding unintentional plagiarism.
At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
- apply guidelines for integrating sources in your text
- distinguish between in-text and parenthetical citations
- identify guidelines for selecting in-text or parenthetical citations
- distinguish between common knowledge and sources that require acknowledgement
When you finish Lesson 5, you will take a quiz to check your understanding of how to avoid unintentional plagiarism. Understanding the material in this lesson is important for your success in college-level academic writing, so you are encouraged to review concepts and repeat the quiz as often as needed until you master the content. The first time through the tutorial, you should follow the links at the bottom of each page to navigate the lesson. When you are using the lesson for review, you might prefer to use the drop-down tabs at the top of this page to locate specific sections you need to revisit.
Since plagiarism -- intentional or unintentional -- can lead to having to appear before an honor court of your peers, losing athletic eligibility, failing a course, academic probation, dismissal from the university, rescinding of letters of recommendation, a notation of dishonesty on your permanent college record, and a good bit of humiliation, mastery of content is a rather serious objective in this lesson.
Before we get started, let's take an informal poll.
When you finish each section, follow the links to navigate the tutorial. The links will be on the right lower-hand portion of each page: NEXT