Plagiarism: What does it look like?
Plagiarism can occur in many ways including:
- Verbatim copying: directly copying work from another source, word for word.
- Illicit paraphrasing: paraphrasing (using other words to say the same thing) another author’s work without referencing the source.
- Sham paraphrasing: copying work word for word, and referencing as a paraphrase instead of a direct quote.
- Self-plagiarism (recycling): copying and submitting work you have done before on another assignment.
- Collusion: working together with another person, and then claiming the work as you own.
- Copy and paste: directly copying text from digital sources.
- Purchase: paying someone else to write for you, or buying an assignment online.
- Theft: taking another student’s work and using it as your own.