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    Default How can I make this paragraph better

    There are many different way a student could use plagiarism, for example copying work for any source, claiming work that doesnít belong to you and resubmitting graded assignments for multiple classes. You can avoid plagiarism by not coping from books, when taking a test donít look at others peoples papers, do not copy and paste into assignments without using quotation marks and citing. If you use plagiarism there are many different consequences. For one plagiarism is dishonesty. You could get a reduction on your grade assignment, you could get a no credit on the assignment, you could get a failing grade for the course and worst of all you could get a dismissal from the college.

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    Default Re: How can I make this paragraph better

    Quote Originally Posted by Chay View Post
    resubmitting graded assignments for multiple classes.
    Are you sure this is an example of plagerizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chay View Post
    when taking a test donít look at others peoples papers
    Are you sure this is considered plagerizing? Seems like old fashioned cheating to me, unless you are copying large passages at a time.

    The opening suggests it is going to be "Useful ways to plagerize." Perhaps you could start by saying "Plagerizing can occur several ways, but it's easy to avoid committing this offense."

    You don't define the concept, which is a better way to start yet. Can you define it in your own words?

    You have a few run-on sentences and grammatical errors. Most importantly, instructions on how to cite properly will be the most help. There are few people who don't realize that copying off the test of the person next to them is wrong. More people might not understand how to cite works and legitimately use the words of others.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: How can I make this paragraph better

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Are you sure this is an example of plagerizing?
    Is that the correct spelling in AmE, or have you joined my typophiliac's club?

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    Default Re: How can I make this paragraph better

    I'm fluent in typo.

    Plagiarize
    Plagiarize
    Plagiarize

    If I write it enough times, I might get it right.
    Plagiarize
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