Plagiarism Prevention


To help ensure student success in both high school and college writing, projects, and other forms of communication and research, BCHS has begun working toward making all students in all classes aware of what constitutes plagiarism. All students will also be held accountable for any forms of plagiarism they commit. For help in this area, please consult the following resources.


Indiana University Plagiarism Website - Gives specific definitions and examples with practice cases. Also contains a 10 question test that requires you to identify whether or not an example is plagiarism. If you get 9 out of 10 correct, you receive a certificate. Several students have taken this test as a requirement for knowing and recognizing plagiarism.


Purdue OWL - Avoiding Plagiarism - Defines plagiarism and gives tips on how to recognize it and avoid it. 


APA (American Psychological Association) Citation Guide - In-depth style guide that shows how to cite various types of sources in APA format.


Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition) - In-depth style guide that shows how to cite various types of sources in Chicago format.


MLA (Modern Language Association) Citation Guide - In-depth style guide that shows how to cite various types of sources in MLA format.


Grammarly Plagiarism Checker - Free online engine that allows you to cut and paste sections of text and check for plagiarism.


Plagiarism.org - Free online resource for understanding and avoiding plagiarism. Also contains a plagiarism checker.