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Avoiding Plagiarism Online An online course to help you follow best practice in paraphrasing, referencing and citation


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Don’t know the difference between a citation
and a reference?

Between paraphrasing and plagiarising?

Never heard of the 'Harvard system’?

Then this online course may be invaluable to you.

The ability to avoid plagiarism is an essential skill for all university students. Many cases of plagiarism are unintentional, but they can still prevent you from achieving success in your studies and be a cause of significant stress.

This engaging course will teach you key skills, such as how to correctly cite, reference and paraphrase other people's work, and will better equip you to avoid intentionally or unintentionally plagiarising.

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The course has been developed with leading Universities:


What does the course look like?

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