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Plagiarism: Getting Started (For Students)

Before you submit a paper to Turnitin...

  1. Make sure your paper is formatted according to the correct citation style.
  2. Make sure you cited your sources both in-text and in the reference list.
  3. Make sure direct quotes are enclosed in quotation marks (for short quotes) or offset as a block quotation (for long quotes) and are properly cited in-text with the page number or page range for the quote.
  4. Make sure information you summarized or paraphrased from a source is written in your own words AND includes a citation for the original source.
  5. Make sure you provide links in your reference list to web sources.
  6. Read Turnitin's quick guide below or watch the quick start video on this page prior to submitting your assignment.