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World Languages and Cultures

The World Languages Department offers majors in French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish and minors in American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Occasionally they offer classes in additional study such as Latin.

What is plagiarism?

Checklist for Avoiding Plagiarism

 Checklist for Avoiding Plagiarism

Following the guidelines listed below will help you avoid plagiarism and keep you away from the doors of the CWU Office of Student Affairs:

  • Did you give proper credit? - Indicate when you borrow material from an author whether it is a quote or a paraphrase.
  • Did you use quotation marks? - Enclose all quoted words, phrases and sentences in quotation marks.
  • Did you paraphrase? - Provide a citation to indicate the source material you have used just as you would a quotation.
  • Did you use the correct documentation style? - Use one of the academic documentation styles (APA, MLA or CSE) to provide the proper in-text citations for each of your sources and to adhere to the rules of writing in a particular discipline.
  • Did you provide a complete reference list? - At the end of your paper, a list should be present and will include complete bibliographic citation for every source you used and cited.
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Understanding Plagiarism

Award-winning web page from Eastern Michigan University: The Eastern Michigan Library’s Understanding Plagiarism tutorial provides information about plagiarism through everyday examples and situations.

Gaming Against Plagiarism