Welcome to the Indiana University Plagiarism Tutorials and Tests

Learn how to recognize plagiarism, test your understanding, and earn a certificate.

To begin, watch this brief video of a teacher meeting with a student who has committed plagiarism. Click on the one-minute video below.

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Why is it important to avoid plagiarism?

The academic community highly values the acknowledgment of contributions to knowledge. When you properly acknowledge the contributions to knowledge made by other people, you are showing respect for their work. You are giving credit where credit is due. You are not misleading the reader to believe that your ideas and words are solely your own.

The disciplinary consequences of documented plagiarism at Indiana University (IU) can be severe. As a student you could receive a failing grade or be expelled from the university. In extreme cases, your degree could be revoked if plagiarism is discovered after you have graduated.

Thus, avoiding plagiarism is important -- both in writing and speaking. This instruction will help you to understand and recognize plagiarism.

How much time does it take to do the tutorials and tests?

It typically takes between 50 and 60 minutes to learn from this instruction and to take a Certification Test. Most people divide their learning into 2 different sessions of about 25 to 30 minutes each. Each Certification Test typically takes 5 to 10 minutes. If you do not pass, feedback is provided about the kinds of mistakes you made. You can take as many Certification Tests as you want.

Please note: plagiarism tests will be unavailable Dec. 17-24, 2018

During this one-week maintenance period, all other parts of this tutorial (including practice questions with feedback) should continue to work normally.

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