Writecast Episode 30: A Philosophical (and Practical) Look at Self-Plagiarism -->

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Writecast Episode 30: A Philosophical (and Practical) Look at Self-Plagiarism

Hey writers! We hope you're enjoying your first month of the quarter. This week, we were thinking about all of the great ideas you've included in past papers, and what you need to do when/if you'd like to include those same ideas in future papers. Beth and Brittany, in the 30th episode of WriteCast, discuss this very topic. 

Citing yourself should happen for good reason, and there are a number of tips and tricks that you need to keep in mind to avoid self-plagiarism. Yes! Self-plagiarism is a thing, and the consequences of self-plagiarism can be just as serious as plagiarism itself. To make sure you're on track, hit play below.  

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  1. I cited myself and was still penalized for re-using my autobiography (a self-description of me) that I had previously submitted!

    1. Hi Rosa! Citing one's self is a complex topic. In addition to following the policy and rules (http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/citations/citingyourself) deciding to reuse one's work also depends on the assignment and expectations of the individual instructor. When in doubt, feel free to ask an instructor. Thanks for stopping by!