Cheating in school is probably at the top of the list with respecting your teachers and definitely before falling asleep in class. While cheating on school assignments isn’t something everyone is doing purposely, we want to help you avoid cheating even if it’s accidental.
Taking notes while in class is one of the keys to succeeding on tests, homework assignments, and making your final paper as informative as possible. Teachers want you to take in the information they are sharing and form an opinion or provide research in a way that makes the most sense to you. The notes should be used as a foundation for what you are learning, but not the whole kit and caboodle. Keep in mind writing in your own words and using only information that is relevant for you work.
Create an outline and forms ideas before you start adding in all of the rest. The more you can take from your own writing style, the better your paper will be in terms of originality. The last part of writing should be inserting quotes as you will be less likely to use similar phrasing.
Scan your work to check if you accidentally plagiarized. There is nothing to worry about when you are checking your work and see there are similar text results, as you likely used quotes from different sources. What is important here is noticing if there was something that seems a little too similar either to one of the sources (that wasn’t quoted) or to a paper that was written previously.
Be sure your work is original without sweating about cheating.