Plagiarism is the use of the words or ideas of another’s as one’s own without acknowledgment of their source. Plagiarism is not only dishonest, but also illegal.
Plagiarism can be blatant or subtle!
|Blatant Plagiarism||Subtle Plagiarism|
|Copying and pasting text exactly without quotation marks or proper citations||"Forgetting" to include in-text parenthetical citations|
|Buying or stealing a paper||"Forgetting" to include a Works Cited or Reference page|
|Asking someone to "transcribe your thoughts" or write your paper||Quoting a "source within a source" and not properly citing the original source|
|Paraphrasing without citing the source||Paraphrasing excessively|
|Building on published ideas without citing the original source|
|Failing to use page numbers when paraphrasing or summarizing|
|Embedding images without citations|
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