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  • The rise of sophisticated artificial intelligence programs like GPT has led to an increase of students using AI to create papers. These AI detectors will help you determine if a paper is AI-generated.

What Is Plagiarism?

Not giving proper credit for:

  • Another person's idea, opinion, or theory
  • Any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings, etc. that are not common knowledge
  • Quotations of another person's spoken or written words
  • A paraphrase of another person's spoken or written words

What Makes a Passage Plagiarized?

  • Only changing around a few words or phrases, or just changing the order of the original sentences
  • Failing to cite a source for any of the ideas or facts

What Makes Your Writing Acceptable?

Suitable paraphrasing:

  • Correctly relays the info in your source, but uses your own words
  • Lets the reader know the source of the facts you have learned
  • Records the info in the original passage correctly
  • Gives proper credit for the ideas in the source

Some Quick Tips

  • Anything that comes straight from your source (book, article, etc.) should be put in quotations.
  • Paraphrase, but don't just re-order or replace a few words. Put it in your own words. Be able to close the text so you can't see it and write out the idea in your own words.
  • Check your paraphrase against your source text to be sure you have not used the same phrases or words, and that what you have written is correct.

How Do I Avoid Plagiarism?

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Safe Assign

SCC offers the SafeAssign plagiarism prevention tool to faculty.

Instructors should contact the Tech. Services Help Desk at (336) 386-3434 with any questions.