Q. What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the act of presenting the work or ideas of another as your own. It is a form of dishonesty, cheating and theft. Plagiarism can be intentional and unintentional.
Examples of plagiarism include:
- Presenting another student’s work as your own.
- Paraphrasing someone else’s ideas or words without referencing the source.
- Quoting phrases, sentences, complete paragraphs or more, from a source without using quotation marks and/or without referencing the source.
- Cutting and pasting from a website, electronic journal article or other source without using quotation marks and/or without referencing the source.
- Purchasing an essay or dissertation from an internet service and submitting it as your own work.
- Recycling assignments that you’ve already submitted. This is self plagiarism.
Remember the purpose of assignments is to help you to learn.
- If you resubmit the same content you’ve already submitted in a different assignment, you risk undermining your own learning as well as not properly answering the assignment question.
It is helpful to view every new assignment as an opportunity for you to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding