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Paraphrasing - an overview

Paraphrasing, Academic writing, Citing and referencing

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the use of any published or unpublished work without proper acknowledgement.
It has been described as ‘passing off someone else's work, whether intentionally or unintentionally, as your own for your own benefit’ (Carroll, 2002, p. 9).



 (Toons, 2012)

Avoiding Plagiarism

As a general principle, if you quote, paraphrase or summarise the work of another person, that is, use their words or ideas, you must give the authors credit for it. If not, you may be accused of plagiarising the work of others, and of misleading people about the origin of your ideas. You will be guilty of academic dishonesty. So, to avoid plagiarism, always remember reference your work properly, and to give credit where credit is due. 

Watch the video below for more information.  

(Gilpin, 2017)

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