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What is Plagiarism?

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  • Failure to properly cite sources
  • Submitting under your own name work, ideas, or concepts that are not entirely yours
  • Falsification of information, data, or attributions
  • Cheating or abetting others in the act of cheating
  • Submitting the same work for more than one class or publication (including unpublished work) without the express permission of all faculty involved or appropriate citation

Check mark icon. Quick Tip: It is important to note that often times plagiarism is unintentional and stems from a lack of information on and understanding of the topic. See the resources on this page to better comprehend this complex topic to make sure that you aren't falling into accidental plagiarism.

Detailed Information on Plagiarism

Watch this video to find out about different types of plagiarism and use the chart below for further information.

 

Academic integrity is closely linked to plagiarism, knowing how to properly cite and credit ideas is part of being  a member of the scholarly community. Check out these resources for more information on academic integrity.

Types of Plagiarism

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1. Clone: Submitting another's work, word-for-word, as one's own.
2. CTRL-C: Contains significant portions of text from a single source without alterations.
3. Find-Replace: Changing key words and phrases but retaining the essential content of the source.
4. Remix: Paraphrases from multiple sources, made to fit together.
5. Recycle: Borrows generously from the writer's previous work without citation.
6. Hybrid: Combines perfectly cited sources with copied passages without citation.
7. Mashup: Mixes copied material from multiple sources.
8. 404 Error: Includes citations to non-existent or inaccurate information about sources.
9. Aggregator: Includes proper citation to sources but the paper contains almost no original work.
10. Re-Tweet: Includes proper citation, but relies too closely on the text's original wording and/or structure.

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