Plagiarism: Avoid the Consequences

« Plagiarism occurs when a student presents materials taken from another person’s work without a citation, and either purposefully or unintentionally passes it off as their own. If a student borrows concepts or information from others, proper attribution is always required.

Plagiarism does not solely encompass situations where one copies another person’s work verbatim. Appropriating someone else’s idea, literary structure, sound, or image constitutes plagiarism as well. Many students also believe that summarizing or paraphrasing a source is all that is required to avoid plagiarism. That isn’t quite true, however. (…) »