How To Write An Excellent Research Paper Without Plagiarism

Okay, so it is time to get started. This should be an exciting time for you as you pretty much get a free reign to write about what you want. It is a time to get creative, passionate and fired up about something that you feel strongly about. However, in recent years the whole research process has become fraught with difficulties. Most notably the number of papers that are being handed in that are blatantly ripping off someone else’s work. Now, while I can understand why students might be tempted to go down this route, it really isn’t smart or clever. The academic world has responded to this by taking measures to counter plagiarism, and if you get caught you can expect some stiff consequences.

So, just how do you write an excellent piece without plagiarism?

Hand in one-hundred percent original work

The only way you are ever going to be sure that you are not plagiarizing anyone is always to hand in work that is one-hundred percent original and has been written totally by you. It’s not exactly rocket science, is it? You’d be amazed at how many people fall foul of this.

Always cite your sources

Aside from the fact that just lifting someone else’s work without crediting them for it is plagiarism, it is also downright rude and disrespectful! Think about it. How would you feel if you had spent months, years even researching this amazing paper for someone to just come along and effectively steal your intellectual property? I bet you wouldn’t be happy. This is a classic, treat others as you wish to be treated scenario.

Use a plagiarism checker

Some of the large grammar checkers have built in plagiarism checkers. There are also various companies that you can turn to online that will offer this service for a very competitive price. For peace of mind, if you are in any doubt whatsoever, then I would urge you to do this.

Be wary of unverifiable sources

The internet is a blessing with its ready availability of information, but it can also be a horror story just waiting to happen. Be very careful when relying on information from sites that do not cite the sources of their information as you could be inadvertently opening yourself up to plagiarism. It is bad enough intentionally doing it, but to get unintentionally stung? Wow! That would really hurt!