Many students plagiarize because they are stressed out or completing an assignment at the last minute. Research can be time-consuming. Start early!
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If you think you might accidentally plagiarize, don't share papers or read your friends' paper.
Research and writing can be a very messy process and librarians and your professor understand your struggle. If you are not sure, ask and you will not get in trouble!
If you don’t understand any language in the assignment, it's your responsibility to ask your professor or go to the IESC.
CSUN offers a variety of sources on academic integrity, research, and writing. Check with the IESC, the library, and LRC.
Plagiarism can be a result of social pressure. Seek out help on campus. Check out this webpage.]
Many CSUN professors use Turnitin, an online plagiarism detection tool, to screen student work against a digital database of publications, papers, and websites. If your professor has allowed students to see their Turninit originality report/similarity report, take advantage of it and check your paper for plagiarism before submitting it. You can find more information about accessing and interpreting the report on this webpage from Tufts University and this Turnitin's webpage.
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