Use your own words and ideas.
Give credit for copied, adapted, or paraphrased material.
Avoid using others' work with minor "cosmetic" changes.
There are no "freebies."
Beware of "common knowledge."
When in doubt, cite.
Adapted from University of California, Davis
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