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How do I Avoid Committing Plagiarism in My Legal Writing: Tutorials

Test your understanding

Think you have gotten the hang of paraphrasing? Put your skills to the test by reading the passage in the attached document and trying out question 2! Additionally, you may wish to try questions 1 and 3 as well, which assess how well you quote and refer. Answers are provided as well.

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Source: Lisa Webley, Legal Writing (Routledge, 3rd Edition, 2013) at Chapter 6

You have been warned!

Online Tutorial

Want to test your understanding of how to avoid plagiarism?  Try the CALI online tutorial - Plagiarism - Keeping Out of Trouble by Rebecca S. Trammell and Ashley Krenelka Chase

Plagiarism is serious, especially for law students. This lesson will explain what constitutes plagiarism, how to avoid plagiarizing, and will offer opportunities for students to test their understanding of plagiarism.

Many of you should already have an account with CALI as you had to do the online tutorial during the Legal Research and Writing course in Year 1.  If you don't have an account, just follow the instructions below to register for a free account.

To register go to and click on the "Create new account?" Complete the registration form. You will need the authorization code*

Once you have completed the registration process, you will be logged on and will be able to run any of the lessons. This authorization code is used only once. On subsequent visits to the website you will log on by entering the  username you gave yourself during the registration process and the password you created when you registered.

To locate the required lesson, enter the title of the lesson into the search box found near the top right corner of the screen.

* To receive the authorization code, please send an email to for assistance.

The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy