Plagiarism is one of the most frequent academic integrity violations. It ranges in severity from blatant plagiarism, where a student simply submits a whole work that is not their own, for example a paper they purchased online, to inadvertent plagiarism, where a student tried to do honest work, but still accidentally plagiarized.
What does the word plagiarism mean?
Have a look at the following video to get a better understanding of what plagiarism means, and how to avoid it with four simple strategies:
Credits: Ulrike Kestler (script), Dave Bhatti (voice recording), Harvinder Singh (video editing)
There are many definitions of the word plagiarism, but all have one thing in common:
- the misrepresentation of something as your own.