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Avoiding Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

  • Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
  • Plagiarism is copying from the internet, from a web page, or from another person without giving credit.
  • Plagiarism is using ideas which are not your own without citing those ideas.
  • Plagiarism can be applied to ideas, research, art, music, graphs, diagrams, websites, data, books, newspapers, magazines, plays, movies, photos, solution manuals, and speeches.
  • Plagiarism does not apply to common knowledge.

Why is it wrong?

  • It is stealing.
  • It takes away from another's original work.
  • Students who plagiarize hurt themselves because they do not learn the process of academic achievement.
  • It undermines academic and moral values.
  • Consequences can be severe and can result in expulsion from Xavier.

Types of Plagiarism

As you can see, there are many forms of "plagiarism". Always give credit to the works and ideas of others.

Types of Unoriginality. Intellect Plagiarism. Computer Code Plagiarism. Manual Text Modification. Student Collusion. Self Plagiarism. Data Plagiarism. Paraphrase Plagiarism. Source-based Plagiarism. Software-based Text Modification. Word for Word Plagiarism. Mosaic Plagiarism. Contract Cheating.