Learn through Tutorials

Instruction covers 5 levels of difficulty. Explanations, video cases, examples, reflections, and practice with feedback are arranged from simple to complex (basic to expert levels).

We advise you to complete all levels of instruction and to complete practice tests successfully before you take a Certification Test.

Start with Basic Level, and then proceed to more difficult levels.

Basic Level: Recognize the basic difference between:

    • avoiding plagiarism, and
    • committing plagiarism.

Novice Level: When one source is used, recognize a proper quotation from an improper quotation:

    • a proper quotation of someone else's words, and
    • provision of the appropriate citation and reference.

Intermediate Level: When one source is used, recognize a proper paraphrase from an improper paraphrase:

    • a proper paraphrase of someone else's words, and
    • provision of the appropriate citation and reference.

Advanced Level: When one source is used, recognize various combinations of:

    • proper/improper paraphrasing, and
    • proper/improper quotations.

Expert Level: Put it all together. When two or more sources are used, recognize various combinations of:

    • proper/improper paraphrasing, and
    • proper/improper quotations.

Next: Overview of Basic Level


Note:

  • Word-for-word plagiarism occurs when there is an improper quotation.
  • Paraphrasing plagiarism occurs when there is an improper paraphrase.
  • No plagiarism occurs when there are proper quotations and proper paraphrasing.

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Next: Overview of Basic Level