Answered By: Caroline Daniels
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2016     Views: 33

Plagiarism is broadly defined as presenting someone else’s ideas or work without acknowledging the source, whether intinationally or accidentally. Plagiarism in academia is considered academic dishonesty.

Common examples of plagiarism:

  • copying sentences, paragraphs, data or visuals without properly citing their source
  • Quoting material without proper use of quotation marks (even if otherwise cited appropriately)
  • Paraphrasing or summarizing information from a source without proper acknowledgement;
  • Paying someone for writing the assignment
  • Listing a source in the bibliography/reference list that was not cited in the assignment

More information can be found on our Academic Integrity guide.

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