Blogging is all fun and games until you plagiarize someone else’s work. I’m sure we all learned this after our first research paper. For me it was 5th grade after Ms. Russo (RIP) handed back my research paper on Alcatraz.
I’ve never seen so much red ink on a paper in my life!
Clearly I missed the lesson on plagiarism.
Being mindful of plagiarism is imperative and to avoid it entirely is up to you. Ryan Kelly, Director of Communication at Affordable Colleges Online and his team of experts crafted together a guidebook that every student and teacher should have, one that I wish I had in 5th grade. The book doesn’t just inform you of what plagiarism is but provides you with tips and tools for creating correct citations.
For someone like me who blogs it’s my job to be conscious that pieces of work I borrow off the Internet from other sites is always cited. In situations where I’m not sure if I need to cite that one sentence, I cite it anyways because I’d rather be safe than sorry. Individuals who are accused of plagiarism will face the consequences however; this guidebook is designed to prevent that entirely.
Avoid plagiarism completely by using the link below as a prevention and awareness guidebook.