Plagiarism is a serious academic problem and it can result in very serious consequences if appropriate measures are not taken when writing essays. There are mainly two types of plagiarisms. One is intentional plagiarism where it is committed deliberately. A student or a person deliberately steals someone else’s academic property. Another type of plagiarism is called unintentional plagiarism. In this type, a person unknowingly copies someone else’s work and presents as his own. No matter what type of plagiarism is committed it is very harsh consequences. Students need to be careful every time they write their academic papers and follow proper rules of writing essays so that they cannot be blamed and penalized for committing plagiarism. It is better to spend some more time writing your essays to make sure it is authentic then to hastily completing your work without knowing it has traces of unintentional plagiarism. If a student is caught committing plagiarism the worst penalty is expulsion from the academic institution. In some cases, students are also suspended. In this article, our main focus of discussion will the about the ways as to avoid plagiarism so that you can write your essays with more confidence. Please continue reading to find out what you need to do in order to avoid plagiarism.
Always Cite your Work
One of the core reasons for committing unintentional plagiarism is a failure to follow proper rules of writing. Essay writing has certain rules to follow and if you follow them properly you can never get blamed of plagiarism. It is a simple thing that if someone steals your work on which you worked so hard without giving you due to credit then obviously you are likely to get angry at that person. Similarly when you use someone else’s ideas in your essays without giving him due to credit then if you get penalized it is fine. If you commit a crime you are likely to suffer. Similarly, plagiarism is also a crime and if you commit it whether intentionally or unintentionally you are likely to get heavily penalized. The appropriate rule of writing is to use a particular citation style depending on the requirements of your teacher in a particular academic subject. The most common citation styles are APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, Harvard and Oxford. If you write your essays using one of these citation styles according to the instructions of your teacher you will never get blamed for plagiarism. Moreover, you will become more confident with every essay you write.