Answered By: Caroline Daniels
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2017     Views: 250

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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