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Examples of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a type of cheating that involves the use of another person's ideas, words, design, art, music, etc., as one's own in whole or in part without acknowledging the author or obtaining his or her permission. Plagiarism is not just restricted to written text, but is applicable to other works such as ideas, design, art, and music. See examples of the common types of plagiarism below.


Direct
Plagiarism

Copying another writer's work with no attempt to acknowledge that the material was found in an external source

Direct "Patchwork"
Plagiarism

Copying material from several writers & rearranging with citation

Insufficient Citation
of Quotes

Incorporating another writer's words or phrases within a larger paraphrase, without quotation marks or citation


Paraphrasing
without Citing

Changing the words of an original source, but uses the ideas without citing

Insufficient Citation
of Paraphrase

Changing the words of an original source & using the author's ideas with attempts to acknowledge the material's source(s), but without correctly citing

Plagiarism
in Graphs

Using graphs, charts, figures, or images from a source without citing


Misrepresentation of
Common Knowledge

Failing to cite, believing info is "common knowledge"