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Conducting Research for a Paper

Putting Your Thoughts Down On Paper

When writing a research paper, it is not uncommon to struggle with synthesizing your thoughts. Understanding the distinction between your summation of the information compiled and plagiarizing can be challenging to students new to academic research. How to avoid plagiarism, properly quote, and paraphrase are skills that you will need to acquire. It is important to note, Minnesota State University, Mankato has a policy regarding plagiarism.


What is Plagiarism

Scribbr. (2020 January 23). What is plagiarism? [Video]. YouTube.

How to Avoid Plagiarism

Scribbr. (2020 January 23). How to avoid plagiarism with 3 simple tricks [Video]. Youtube.

"How to Quote"

Scribbr. (2019 October 23). How to quote in under 5 minutes [Video]. Youtube.

How to Paraphrase in 5 Easy Steps

Scribbr. (2019 October 31). How to paraphrase in 5 easy steps [Video]. Youtube.

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