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Tools and Practices to Ensure Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity - The commitment and demonstration of being honest, ethical, and transparent in all academic work. 

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pla·​gia·​rize | \ ˈplā-jə-ˌrīz  also -jē-ə- \

plagiarized; plagiarizing

Definition of plagiarize

transitive verb

to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own use (another's production) without crediting the source




para·​phrase | \ ˈper-ə-ˌfrāz  , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of paraphrase

1a restatement of a text, passage, or work giving the meaning in another form. The teacher asked the students to write a paraphrase of the poem.



paraphrased; paraphrasing

Examples of Plagiarism lists the following examples of Plagiarism. 

  • turning in someone else's work as your own
  • copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
  • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not (see our section on "fair use" rules)


Use and the steps below to help you avoid Plagiarism

1.  Keep track of your sources. Create a citation for your source immediately in Noodletools

2.  Use Noodletools or a Google Docs to take notes and paraphrase your information.

3. Any notes that are word for word from the original content, put quotations around the information.

4.  Use Noodletools notetaking tool to separate your quoted information from your paraphrasing and original writing.


Steps to Prevent Plagiarism

To Paraphrase means to take a short segment of information and put it in your own words while not changing the original meaning. Paraphrasing is not a summary of information. When you paraphrase you need to include an intext citation or footnote. 

Paraphrasing is an alternative to using quotes in your research. It is a way to show that you understand the information by putting it in your own words. 

See the Plagiarism Tips and examples below from Scribbr - Scriptie laten nakijken


Paraphrasing tips

The five steps to paraphrasing may seem straightforward, but writing an idea in a different way than the published version can be difficult. These are four tricks you can apply to help you do so.

  1. Start your first sentence at a different point from that of the original source
  2. Use synonyms (words that mean the same thing)
  3. Change the sentence structure
  4. Break the information into separate sentences

Click on Link for Paraphrasing Practice Sheets



Plagiarism by Brain Pop

Plagiarism - בריינפופ ישראל  6th Grade click on image

Avoiding Plagiarism - YouTube

Form I - Click on image for Video


Drawings of two women on quarters.   Click on image for article

1. Paraphrase the information with an intext citation.

2. Use a quote from the article with an intext citation.

3. Use a quote from the article with a signal phrase.