How can you avoid plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the intentional use of someone else’s ideas, words, concepts in your work/assignments. It is considered as a serious misconduct at all the Universities and should be avoided at all times.
Central Queensland University (CQU) also has a policy on plagiarism and students are strongly
encouraged to familiarise themself with it.
Committing plagiarism carries very serious penalties for the students, including expulsion from a
Regrettably, students have been known to commit offences of plagiarism by not understanding what acceptable paraphrasing, summarising or quoting techniques are.
The best way to avoid being accused of plagiarism is to acknowledge the resources upon which
you have based your ideas.
Note: Expulsion, for some international students, may mean having to return to their
own country because this forfeits their student visa.