"A student commits plagiarism when her or his assignment uses the words and/or ideas of another person without attributing those words and/or ideas using the required forms of documentation.
Please note that plagiarism, like documentation error, occurs regardless of intent. It requires certain actions (or the absence of certain actions) but not motive."
Start by watching the 10 Types of Plagiarism Video below. It may surprise you how many kinds of unintentional plagiarism there are.
Procrastination is frequently mentioned as a contributor to plagiarism and there are many reasons for this. Unintentional plagiarism mistakes are less likely to be caught when you don't have enough time to properly proofread your work. You might be more tempted to fake a citation, source, or quotation when you are stressed and operating on little sleep. The following can therefore be important things to think about incorporating into your workflows.
You've come to the right place for this one! The rest of this guide will help you with all things citation-related.