Avoiding Plagiarism

NEW: Try out our new student Plagiarism Self Checker (See Below)

How You Can Avoid Plagiarism

  1. Submit a draft version of your written work in the Student Plagiarism Self Checker (requires log-in) prior to the deadline in order to review your Similarity Report! You can submit multiple times to the same checker. You can also submit multiple times in the actual assignment page, but keep in mind your last submission will be graded at the assignment deadline.

  2. Select the Similarity Percentage score found below your submission to review your report (see image below).

  3. Revise any content in your writing that is seen as a direct copy from other sources and isn't cited properly.

  4. Properly cite any words that you have copied from other sources.

  5. Include a properly formatted References page.

  6. Rewrite the content using your own words to paraphrase it rather than directly quoting it.

Report F.A.Q.

  • Try out the Student Plagiarism Self-Checker

  • Allow 5-10 minutes for your score to appear.

  • You can resubmit your document as many times as you need till the deadline to refine your writing!

  • Properly cited content is still flagged as similar, though appropriate, you can also rewrite content in your own words to remove the flags.

How To Read Your Similarity Report


IMPORTANT: The similarity percentage generally appears within 5-10 minutes after submission. However, depending on system demand, it may take up to 24 hours. Please wait at least 24 hours before contacting our support partner at http://lapu.echelp.org/.