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Company Histories and Competitiveness: Preventing Plagiarism

This guide will explore major companies and how they have developed and competed.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is taking credit for someone else's words or ideas, intentionally or unintentionally. This is not as simple as it sounds. While it may be deliberate, it could happen unintentionally if you don't completely understand the concept of plagiarism, or if you are simply careless. This is no excuse! It is your responsibility to know exactly what constitutes plagiarism.The links below will help you understand plagiarism and how to avoid it.

All of these things are examples of plagiarism:

  • Copying a passage, word for word, from a source without citing it
  • Paraphrasing a passage from a source without citing it
  • Using a unique phrase from a source without quotation marks
  • Using statistics, graphs, or tables in your paper without citing the original source
  • Citing a direct quote taken from a source, but not enclosing it in quotation marks

The links below will help you understand plagiarism and how to avoid it.

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