Introduction to Plagiarism
From Calum Macphail
Plagiarism is the most common and best-known example of academic misconduct. All types of work submitted by students are covered by this definition, including, for example, written work, diagrams, designs, charts and images.
This video explains the following four types of plagiarism, and offers some advice on how to avoid it:
- Verbatim, which is word for word copying of someone else’s work without acknowledgement.
- Close paraphrasing of another’s work by simply changing a few words or altering the order of presentation.
- Self-plagiarism, which is submitting work you have previously turned in for credit.
- Presenting another’s concept as your own, in a deliberate and detailed manner.