What is Plagiarism?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, plagiarism is:
"the action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft"
<http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/144939>; accessed 16 March 2012.
Some plagiarism is deliberate, and some is unintentional, but all of it is wrong!
Examples of Plagiarism
* copying something word-for-word and not citing it
* using a direct quote and not putting quotation marks around it
* paraphrasing something without citing it
* copying & pasting from an online source
* copying from a classmate or friend
* using someone else's paper and putting your name on the cover page
* recycling your own papers for different courses
* buying a paper from a "paper mill"
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