As a UW Flexible Option student, you might be doing a fair amount of writing in your courses. Before diving into that paper, it’s important to know about plagiarism and how to avoid it. Oftentimes, students don’t even know they are committing plagiarism when they do it. So be proactive by taking some time to review the following resources and make sure that you know how to avoid plagiarism in the first place. It will help you avoid a sticky situation in the future. The University of Wisconsin takes plagiarism very seriously. Even though it’s oftentimes an honest mistake, committing plagiarism is considered academic misconduct and could result in student disciplinary procedures, as outlined in the UW System administrative code.
Some helpful sites with tips for avoiding plagiarism that include specific examples of how to cite sources include: