What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is when you present someone else's work or ideas as your own. Plagiarism can be accidental or intentional (i.e. cheating). Plagarism is taken very seriously as a form of academic misconduct and it is very important to make sure that you acknowledge when information you are presenting comes from other people.
Plagiarism can be:
- Copying someone's words without giving them credit.
- Quoting somebody's words incorrectly or out of context.
- Using or repeating someone's ideas or concepts without giving them credit.
- Misrepresenting someone's ideas or concepts.
- Copying images or music without permission or without proper attribution.
- Citing incorrectly - i.e. citing the wrong source or having incomplete or inaccurate citations.
- Intentionally presenting someone else's work as your own - i.e. copying off fellow students, submitting papers you didn't write, etc.
- Failing to acknowledge the contribution of others in work produced collaboratively.