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How To Avoid Plagiarizing

Updated on December 26, 2013

Writing Unique Original Contents- How to Avoid Plagiarizing

Readers do not have respect for sampled works . When you sample or plagiarize other people's work , you have automatically defeated your own purpose and writing objective . It gives the work less value . When you sample or plagiarize someones work and present it to your people as your own , it shows the lack of respect you have for them as readers . Writing original material is therefore one of the best ways to build credibility as a professional writer . The following are a few useful strategies you can use to avoid plagiarizing or sampling other people's works .

*One of the very best ways to avoid plagiarizing other people's works is to always be spontaneous when you are writing . That is write only when you feel like writing or when an idea occurs to you (that you would want to write down) . At that moment when the idea or image is fresh in your mind , you will be able to come up with your own words to express the what is on your mind . This will not only help you to enjoy your work but also help you to develop original content .

Another way to avoid plagiarizing or sampling contents is to have confidence in your own ideas . People normally plagiarize because they don't have enough confidence in their own ideas . And that someone else' idea's on a particular topic is better than their's . Sometimes too it's the feeling of not being able to explain your ideas properly for a better understanding of your audience . You should equip yourself with the ideas and appropriate vocabulary that you will be using for your topic by reading/researching thoroughly more especially on your topics . Instead of using someone else' words in your description , you should rather use your own set of vocabularies to define setting technical words .

You could avoid plagiarizing other people's works by forming your own concepts and ideas from ones that you read instead of picking those ideas directly and placing them in your content . Of course , you will sometimes need to add some few points or ideas from other external sources to support your claims . The best way to do this and still protect your credibility as a professional writer , is to quote or make reference to the book or the article that you directly picked a particular statement or info from . Readers would respect you more . This will also show to your audience that you are trying to be informative . They will also know that the ideas in your article are not based on unfounded ** claims but rather on facts confirmed by other professional writers .

You could also use your own vocabularies to paraphrase ideas that you get from other material instead of using the exact words that the original author used in his description . Doing this involves using your own vocabulary and allowing your background knowledge and objective to guide you in writing out the ideas or form your new concepts .

Writing original contents is necessary as it would make your article interesting as well as get you more readership from the reading readers .

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    • bluestandish profile image

      bluestandish 6 years ago

      Welcome back Kay

    • KDee411 profile image

      KDee411 6 years ago from Bay Area, California

      I'm happy to find you again, I changed my name, and lost my friends.


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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Your ideas are very useful. By the way after I finish writing, I use a Plagiarizing tool to see if there is similar kind of content online. I publish my writing only when the result says at least 75 percent is original.

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      lmmartin 6 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Good advice. Many of us are influenced by what we read and may plagiarize unconsciously. Others do it deliberately (as yet another of my hubs has been copied...) Either way, there's not much point in simply repeating what is already out there. And in these days of Google, you will not get away with it. (The program sees all.) Your advice is a helpful reminder to always use our own personal views. Lynda