When you begin a course of study, you are warned not to plagiarise other people's work – usually, you'll receive some guidelines on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

This section provides a practical guide to avoiding plagiarism, explaining some of the common traps you may fall into as a student if you don't use and reference material correctly.

Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the practice of passing off someone else's words and/or ideas as your own without giving them proper credit.

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