The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers free writing consultations for students. Their experienced tutors can advise you at any stage in your writing process:
- Search for scholarly sources
- Organize your notes and plan your paper
- Revise drafts for clarity and conciseness
- Revise drafts for grammar and mechanical errors
- Incorporate sources more effectively into your text
- Use the correct documentation style
Please call the ARC at 310-338-2847 to set up an appointment.
To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use
- another person’s idea, opinion, or theory;
- any facts, statistics, graphs, images—any pieces of information—that are not common knowledge;
- quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or
- paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words.
Here are some links to tutorials that will help you understand more about plagiarism and how to avoid it:
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An information literate individual is able to:
Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding
the use of information, and access and use information ethically and