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POS 439Z Topics in American Politics: Running for President

This guide is for students in POS439Z Topics in American Politics: Running for President, Fall 2019

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Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

  • Plan ahead: It's tempting to take shortcuts when you are in a hurry. Manage your time to ensure you don't wind up writing your paper at the last minute.
    • Schedule writing time. Treat this scheduled time like any other commitment.
  • Get organized: Take advantage of free or low-cost resources to help you organize your research.
    • Some suggestions are linked below.
  • Use information ethically: Make citing sources part of your note-taking and writing practice.

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