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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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This engaging, interactive online course was developed and reviewed by sixteen leading UK universities with the aim of reducing the number of plagiarism cases amongst their students.

The course is simple and concise but will give you all the knowledge you need to ensure that you do not intentionally or unintentionally plagiarise during your studies.

Student views

Interviews with students giving their thoughts on plagiarism.

Review quizzes

Multiple choice quizzes to help you learn what plagiarism is and test your knowledge.


Interactive scenarios that illustrate some of the situations you may encounter in the course of your studies.

Plagiarism in the news

Online resources to help extend your learning, including articles on real-life cases of plagiarism.

Practice exercises

Interactive activities to help you identify plagiarism and practise how to correctly cite and reference different sources.

Key features
of students taking this course state it to be effective in improving their understanding of how to avoid plagiarism.