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APA Formatting and Style Guide 7th Edition : Plagiarism

Learn how to format your paper in APA, according to the American Psychology Association and Purdue Owl.



Plagiarism is defined as using or copying someone else’s work or ideas and not giving credit to the author.

Plagiarism is a serious academic offense that can result in expulsion from school.

The best way to avoid plagiarism is to cite while you write.

Warning: Cite while you write!

Cite while you write!

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