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The goal of the plagiarism tutorial is to provide students with information that will help them distinguish between plagiarism and novice writing; understand the purpose of citations; explain the differences between summarizing, paraphrasing and patchwriting; and identify resources for successful academic writing.

Learning Objectives

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to

  1. Define plagiarism and recognize the consequences of plagiarism in order to write ethically and responsibly

  2. Recognize the importance of citing and documenting in order to develop as a competent and ethical academic writer

  3. Distinguish between summarizing, paraphrasing and patchwriting in order to assess their own writing and seek assistance if needed

Academic Integrity at COD

Our Core Values:

INTEGRITY - We expect the highest standard of moral character and ethical behavior.
HONESTY - We expect truthfulness and trustworthiness.
RESPECT - We expect courtesy and dignity in all interpersonal interactions.
RESPONSIBILITY - We expect fulfillment of obligations and accountability.

Academic integrity is a key component of our core values at College of DuPage and we expect students to uphold these values in everything they do in the classroom, in the lab, in the library, and on the field.

As a COD student, you are responsible for becoming familiar with the Code of Academic Conduct and upholding the expectations the College community has for you. For more information about Academic Integrity,visit

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