You may think that getting a good grade on a paper or
presentation should be as simple as checking for typos, and turning
your paper or presentation in on time.
While that may go a long way towards achieving your goal, it
won't get you all the way home. In this section we have provided a
list of websites which will help you clarify your writing, improve
your grammar, and check for common mistakes when writing or
presenting. You will not be graded in any way on this supplementary
Avoid plagiarism or risk getting an "F" or academic
sanctions, such as probation or expulsion. When you put
your name on your paper or project, you are stating that this work
is your original one of a kind submission. "If through carelessness
or design you've blurred the lines between what's yours and what
you've taken from others, you are stealing intellectual property.
Don't do it. Plagiarism is risky and counterproductive. It harms
your intellectual and moral development. It leaves a permanent
paper trail that can have devastating consequences, even years down
the line. And, most of all, it's wrong." (source: The Nuts and
Bolts of College Writing).