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A guide to help you understand plagiarism and how to avoid it.
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What is Plagiarism? Print Page

Common Types of Plagiarism

-Passing off another's ideas as your own

-Fabricating citations

-Paraphrasing incorrectly

-Copying and pasting without citing the original source and showing direct quotes

-Plagiarism is not only limited to writing! Audio and visual material can be plagiarized as well


What is Plagiarism?

From The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy:

Literary theft. Plagiarism occurs when a writer duplicates another writer's language or ideas and then calls the work his or her own. Copyright laws protect writers' words as their legal property. To avoid the charge of plagiarism, writers take care to credit those from whom they borrow and quote. Similar theft in music or other arts is also called plagiarism.

Plagiarism. (2002). In The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Houghton Mifflin. Retrieved from Literati by Credo. 

From The Macquarie Dictionary:

The appropriation or imitation of another's ideas and manner of expressing them, as in art, literature, etc., to be passed off as one's own.

Plagiarism. (2005). In The Macquarie Dictionary. Retrieved from Literati by Credo.


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