HOW TO TECHNICALLY DEFEAT OR REDUCE PLAGIARISM IN ACADEMIC WRITING
FROM THE DESK OF ButyGlobal
5TH AUGUST, 2019
Reducing plagiarism can be achieved through the following means:
Paraphrase: If you are using an idea that you got from another source, put it in your own words. Read the passage carefully and paraphrase severally till the clarity or full understanding is ensured. Then, write the idea down without looking at the initial idea which belongs to someone else. If you use more than two words in a row that are copied directly from the source, you should consider using a direct quote instead.
Ensure Good and Accurate Citing: Sources must be properly and correctly cited. The use of proper parenthetical citation is needed whenever ideas from another source are used. The following styles of citation are often required in academic (APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, etc.). Failure of forgetting to cite a source correctly may look simple, but it is referred to as plagiarism which I often called academic robbery.
Use quotes when necessary: If there is need to restate some ideas taken from a particular source word-for-word, you will need to place it within quotation marks. Ensure high diligence is maintained during the process of copying the quote correctly. Changing the words within a quote is disrespectful to the author who created it, hence it is strongly disallowed. If the quote is longer than 40 words, paraphrasing is the best option instead. Otherwise, there will be devoid of originality in your writeup.
Cite quotes properly: Proper citation of a quote follows a slightly different procedure than paraphrasing does. Use a beginning and an end quotation mark, and follow it with a complete parenthetical in-text citation. Example: Adeniran (2016) states that "the pertinence of transport cannot be far-fetched from or beyond economic necessity, spatial diffusion and social consolidation".
The use of plagiarism detection software: Technology has made it easier to detect plagiarism for better adjustment. This is supported by websites that offer free software to check academic writings for plagiarism. Should in case plagiarism is detected, some time should be spent on reworking the work contents.
Cite your previously-submitted works if you use them: This may seem counterintuitive, but even stealing words and ideas from yourself is a serious offence. That's because the credit needs to be given to the instructor of your previous course who assisted you in developing your ideas. Not to mention, your current instructor needs to know that you have written on this topic before and that you are building on previous knowledge.
Consider getting help from an essay writing service: Submitting a purchased paper as your own still counts as plagiarism. Even though you have been granted permission, you are still passing off another person's words and ideas as your own. However, a writing service like BUTY GLOBAL can provide guidance through the writing process.
Add a reference page or a ‘works cited’ page: List all your references on an organized ‘works cited' page that you hand in along with your paper.
Include your ideas: The nature of academia is to continually build on the ideas of others, but each contributor must do his or her part to add new ideas to the body of literature. Your thoughts and perspectives must be included in the body of literature.
Seek help from your scholars: If you are having difficulties understanding any of your sources, talk to your instructor. He or she can guide you in his or her expectations and coach you in a deeper understanding of the texts so that you can generate your ideas from them.
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