Writing and Citing

For your research paper you must include a focused thesis statement. The resources below will guide you through the process of converting a research topic into a research problem.





Avoiding plagiarism

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, to plagiarize is "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own [or] use (another's production) without crediting the source".

  • 5 tips to avoid plagiarism:
  1. TAKE NOTES: writing down page numbers and references throughout your research is a good way to save time when you need to quote and cite sources.
  2. NEVER copy and paste material unless you cite it properly.
  3. At the end of each paper/report you must CITE ALL SOURCES  you have used.
  4. LEARN AND USE citation style guides and citation management tools.
  5. When in doubt, ASK FOR HELP!
Content last updated: December 12, 2018