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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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    • Plagiarism 2.0: Information Ethics in the Digital Age
      "This video examines the behaviors that constitute plagiarism, their consequences, and the best ways to avoid them. Showing how accidental copying as well as willful plagiarism can occur, the program lays out the dangers of cheating, then illustrates the pitfalls of non-attribution and patch writing while showing how to properly attribute and paraphrase a lengthy quotation. "

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