What is plagiarism

What is plagiarism? Definition and understanding

May 19, 2022

When working on a writing assignment, it is common to compare your own ideas with those of other authors. The goal is to develop an idea or explicate its nuances. Students, teacher-researchers and professional writers often carry out this kind of work....

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Translation = plagiarism?

March 17, 2022

Manon is in the writing process of her thesis. She wondered: "I found an interesting text in a language other than English. If I translate it, should I mention the source?"   Summary:  In which language should i search on the web? Are...

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An effective bibliography: great, but how?

March 17, 2022

When writing a dissertation, thesis or any other research-based assignment, the bibliography is important and will impact the final grade. It references the list of sources used during your documentary research. The bibliography generally appears at the...

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The power of Paraphrasing

March 8, 2022

In a previous article, we demonstrated the advantages of adequately citing sources to avoid being accused of plagiarism. Today, we will focus on paraphrasing: an essential citation technique that you ought to master in order to successfully tackle your...

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Beware of self-plagiarism

February 3, 2022

Max is finishing his master's degree. He is asked to write a thesis to demonstrate his academic training. He chose to address a topic he had already studied before and wishes to continue this work. Only, he wonders if this is going to be considered self-plagiarism....

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How can I take notes effectively?

January 27, 2022

Everyone knows that paying attention in class facilitates the learning process. However, this is rarely sufficient for recalling course material during an exam. This is where taking notes comes in. The goal is to summarise the main points stated by the...