"'To plagiarize is to include someone else's writing, information, or idea in a paper and fail to acknowledge what you took by indicating whose work it is'....
In other words, it is not giving credit where credit is due. Plagiarism is both a moral and ethical offense and sometimes a legal one.
Examples of plagiarism include:
Most cases of plagiarism can be identified by a professor in a few minutes using today's technology.
Plagiarizing in college can have a profound impact on your future, whether you're caught or not.
Take the time to educate yourself using this guide to learn how to avoid serious future problems.
red push pin: Quoting statistics without citing the source?
red push pin: Using a short passage of music from an unpublished source in your composition without citation?
red push pin: Adding a few lines of a friend's program into your software design project, with the friend's permission but without attribution?
red push pin: Slightly updating an old paper you wrote and using it for a current class?
red push pin: Summarizing an article and mentioning the author/journal in your sentence but not using a parenthetical citation?
red push pin: Cutting and pasting from the Internet without using quotation marks?
red push pin: Not citing the correct source or page number from which you took a quote?
red push pin: Summarizing conflicting ideas from several sources without citing the sources?