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Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial

A tutorial to help you learn about and avoid plagiarism in your academic work.

About this Tutorial

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Define plagiarism
  • Understand when and why you should cite your sources
  • Understand the consequences of plagiarism
  • Know what Okanagan College services exist to assist you


In an academic environment, using someone else's ideas without acknowledgement is considered plagiarism. Check out this video to see how some behaviours that are acceptable outside of school are unacceptable in a school setting.

Be sure to visit the Scenarios tab in this tutorial to see examples of common situations you may run across in your classes.

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