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AGE-ADAR Research Guide

Guide to support students doing research for the The Appalachian Gerontology Experiences - Advancing Diversity in Aging Research (AGE-ADAR) Scholars Program.

What Is Plagiarism?

File:Plagiarism vs Copyright Infringement.png   Plagiarism is:

  • Presenting another person's work as your own, whether intentionally or unintentionally


  • Copying and pasting someone's exact words into your paper with using quotation marks or giving them credit
  • Using your own words to explain someone's original work or idea without giving them credit

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How Do You Avoid Plagiarism?

Know what it is and learn the best ways to correctly incorporate the work of others into your own work.

Use the Plagiarism Avoidance Tutorial below to learn more about:

  • How plagiarism and academic dishonesty are defined
  • WVU's policies concerning plagiarism and academic dishonesty
  • How to correctly include information in your papers and provide citations 
  • Resources to help with time management as well as with research and writing skills

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