Writing Tips for Students

Good writing is important for success in college as well as many jobs.  Browse this page for tips and resources on writing, plagiarism, APA style, and sample papers.

What is Plagiarism?

According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, plagiarism is defined as:

  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • to use (another's production) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.

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