Plagiarism

pla·gia·rism

noun

the cardinal sin of the academic world



what-is-plagiarism

Start by looking over TurnItIn.com’s “Plagiarism Spectrum: Tagging the 10 Types of Unoriginal Work.”

Then watch Bainbridge State College’s “Plagiarism: How to avoid it” for a brief discussion of the main types of plagiarism.

Review by watching WriteCheckVideos’ discussion of the ten types of plagiarism that are used on the TurnItIn.com Plagiarism Spectrum infographic.

Finally, see if you can identify the following TED-Ed plagiarism examples by their TurnItIn.com Plagiarism Spectrum titles.

Click here for the full lesson at ed.ted.com: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-punishable-perils-of-plagiarism-melissa-huseman-d-annunzio


For further guidance on plagiarism, see:

  • Plagiarism.org, sponsored by WriteCheck, which is owned by iParadigms, the same company that owns TurnItIn.com.
Plagiarism.org - Best Practices for Ensuring Originality in Written Work
  • The MIT series on “Citing Your Sources.” The discussion of “Common Knowledge” is one of the clearest discussions of what constitutes common knowledge and would therefore not need to be cited.

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