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Plagiarism: Plagiarism 101

Plagiarism Examples

Not citing the source, whether it's just a few words or entire paragraphs, constitute plagiarism:

  • Using a previously written essay from one class in another class.

  • Copying from a website, such as Wikipedia.

  • Copying from an article in a magazine, journal, or newspaper.

  • Copying from a book.

  • Copying someone else's work.

  • Any form of "copying & pasting" without citing.

  • Rewording (paraphrasing) a source, or someone else's work, without citing it.

  • Failing to place quotation marks around a direct quote.

  • Fabricating citations or providing incorrect references.

  • Buying an essay online and turning it in as your own.

    **Thanks to Joe Hardenbrook and University of Wisconsin Green Bay's Cofrin Library for allowing us to use content from their Guide


    A Quick Guide to Plagiarism (below), via YouTube. Video created by Cape Fear Community College.

    What is Plagiarism?

     "The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft."

    Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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