Plagiarism is a broad term meaning the use of previously existing work without properly crediting the original source. It could be as deliberate as submitting someone else’s work as your own or as accidental as forgetting to add quotation marks. In academics, plagiarism constitutes an ethical violation, as all research builds on the knowledge that came before. Whether it is deliberate or accidental, it is a serious concern in both your college and professional careers.
There are many varieties of plagiarism to avoid:
Plagiarism is probably not a new concept to you. However, students often misunderstand it during the research process. Many common beliefs exist among students that require some clarification.
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