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Plagiarism Prevention Resource Kit:
Plagiarism Prevention Checklist

Walden Plagiarism Prevention Checklist: Three Simple Steps to Effective Citation

Why is it important to cite sources? Citations are critical to scholarly writing. As a member of the academic community, you will understand, reorganize, and synthesize ideas from other sources to support the new understanding you offer as a scholar. This checklist will help you follow the best practices of research and citation, ensuring proper attribution of ideas and adherence to the principles of academic integrity.

Step 1. As I was researching …

Step 2. While I was writing…

Step 3. After I finished writing…

A Writing Process for Avoiding Plagiarism Video