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Tips to Avoid Plagiarism in Dissertation Writing

Amelia Stone
15th Jan 2019
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Creating a dissertation is a challenging task. Having literature review, information, presenting evidence, adding ideas and values from the previously available researches may become daunting work for you. Though these things make your dissertation paper strong and genuine, it can drop you into dangerous plagiarism trap.

Plagiarism is an unethical action in an academic career. It is considered a severe offence to your academic career-endangering it. It can negatively impact one’s reputation, credibility and authority. Further on it can result in failure or rejection of your dissertation.



Plagiarism is an act of deliberately or unintentionally publishing someone’s content or work and passing on it as your work. Content can also be considered plagiarised for the following reasons:

•        Published content have same copy-pasting of material from book, journal or internet site.

•        If the content posted in the dissertation is without giving the due credits to other authors.

•        IF the quotes have been used without citation.

Your dissertation should represent your ideas and concepts. They may have an essence of other dissertation as you go through a lot of material for your dissertation, but it should not have the content of others. Considering today’s world, it is necessary to understand that students often look from online sites and that might develop plagiarism risk. Students can further rely on Law Dissertation Help which will help them to provide 100% authentic and plagiarism free content. In such cases, it is necessary for students to take references from other sources but without taking risks, to avoid such things here are few tips which will help in preventing plagiarism in dissertation writing and securing you good grades:

1.     Paraphrasing: Paraphrasing means to represent content in your own words. You may study or research a specific topic and find relevant information, to avoid plagiarism you should take the idea and subject of your interest from there and writing it in your own words keeping the essence same. One should take care not to copy two words simultaneously as the software will catch it and get you negative marking.

2.     Quote Referencing: It is the process of providing proper links and referencing to a content. When content is a copy-pasted without paraphrasing, it should be quoted in inverted commas, and the name of the author should be prominently cited, this will save you from plagiarism hectic. Crediting fairly an author for his work will not be counted as plagiaries content.

3.     Citation: Citation is not much different from the citation of a quote. When you find a piece of information that is relevant to your subject of interest, you may copy it from books, journals, sites or anywhere by properly citing it providing name, title, page number and even paragraph number of the source.

4.     Use Plagiarism Checker: Plagiarism checkers are the software that is used to evaluate the dissertation for checking out the percentage of plagiarised content. Every institution uses it to analyses the student’s work. A student can also get their dissertation cross-checked before submitting it. These software’s will scan your dissertation and highlight the text which will be plagiarized for you to correct it.

5.     Write In Your Own Style: When you are in your final year of masters or PhD programs, you are heading towards your professional careers. Employers want to check your creativity rather than how good are you at taking references and taking internet helps to carry out any task. Dissertation marks your grades for achieving a degree as well as work as a source for self-learning and practicing. You should collect data from different sources and try to write it in your style. IT will not only maintain the consistency in your writing styles but also save you from dependency on others or plagiarism issues.


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