Avoiding Plagiarism: The Easy Way!

Writing with Honesty and Integrity

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Authors: Peggy M. Houghton and Timothy J. Houghton

Paperback: 37 pages

ISBN: 978-1-73300-791-7

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About the Book

Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty. It has become a major concern in academia due to the ever-growing popularity of the Internet. Plagiarism can result in more than just a failing grade. Students can lose credit for a course, be forced to repeat a course, be placed on academic probation, or get expelled from school.

This book is designed to help students avoid plagiarism by explaining the basics as simply as possible. It contains real examples of students who failed courses for violations of academic honesty. Also included are examples of properly citing authors of books and journals in the reference section of composed papers. These examples conform to APA and MLA writing styles, which are used worldwide for academic and non-academic writing. We understand what it takes to write quality papers using proper citation of deserving authors, and so will you after reading this book.

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About the Authors

Peggy M. Houghton is Professor of Doctoral Studies at Baker College. She has been Chair of the Leadership Studies Division and Dean of Business Administration and has taught in both traditional and non-traditional educational environments.

Timothy J. Houghton teaches courses in leadership and business communication at Baker College. He is also a director of technical services in the food processing industry and has written numerous programs, policies, and procedures pertaining to plant operations.



In addition to providing an overview summary of plagarism and do’s and don’ts, this book answers questions such as:

  • What is plagiarism in education?
  • Why do you need this guide?
  • When can you use this guide?
  • Why is plagiarism so important?
  • Why do some professors ignore plagiarism?
  • What are some real examples of plagiarism in the classroom?
  • When can you plagiarize and not be held accountable?
  • What is the future of plagiarism?