To avoid plagiarism you must always fully disclose any ideas that you borrow whether they are directly or indirectly used in your paper. You can do this by using one of the three methods below to express the borrowed ideas in your paper or presentation.
- Summarize: Use your own words to compose a summary of the main ideas of another work, but cite the source material.
- Paraphrase: Restate the source material in your own phrases and words, but cite the source material.
- Quote: If you are unable to summarize or paraphrase then you can use quotations. Direct quotations are taken word for word from the original source and enclosed in quotation marks or in block quotes, followed by a citation of the source.