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Academic Writing

This guide provides guidance, tips, and examples about different types of academic writing like literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, and abstract writing.

What is plagiarism

Plagiarism is:

“An act of fraud; stealing others work and lying about it afterward”. 

From Plagiarism.ORG

You are thus encroaching into another's Intellectual Property.  What is intellectual property?  It is the "fruit of mental labor; creations of the human mind". [WIPO]

Types of Self-plagiarism

Self-plagiarism: re-using one's own work without properly citing/acknowledging previous use.

Stephen Gilliver. Forgive me for repeating myself: Self-plagiarism in the medical literature. European Medical Writers Association  2012; 21(2): 150-3.  Adapting from: Miguel Roig.  Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: a guide to ethical writing.