8 Plagiarism Defined

Plagiarism is one of the most frequent academic integrity violations. It ranges in severity from blatant plagiarism, where a student simply submits a whole work that is not their own, for example a paper they purchased online, to inadvertent plagiarism, where a student tried to do honest work, but still accidentally plagiarized.

 

What does the word plagiarism mean?

Have a look at the following video to get a better understanding of what plagiarism means, and how to avoid it with four simple strategies:

 

Credits: Ulrike Kestler (script), Dave Bhatti (voice recording), Harvinder Singh (video editing)

 

Key Takeaway

There are many definitions of the word plagiarism, but all have one thing in common:

  • ┬áthe misrepresentation of something as your own.

 

 

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