Plagiarism is: "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own". Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
What would be considered plagiarism?
submitting another's work as your own
taking someone else's words or ideas without citing them
not indicating a direct quotation
providing erroneous citation information
improper summarizing or paraphrasing (e.g. not putting the ideas in your own words!)
NEOMED has a Student Honor Code, which includes the following definition of plagiarism as a form of academic misconduct:
Plagiarism (intentional or unintentional representation of ideas or works of another author as a student’s own without properly citing the source or the use of materials prepared by another person; violations of copyright laws
Penalties will range from remediation to expulsion.
The full Student Honor Code may be found at http://www.neomed.edu/sa/professionalism/honor-code/
There are different types of plagiarism: intentional, unintentional, and self-plagiarism.
Intentional plagiarism is self-explanatory: text is directly copied into a paper without attribution.
Unintentional plagiarism is the majority of plagiarism cases. This involves:
These are not the only ways one can unintentionally plagiarize, but they are the most common.
There's also self-plagiarism, which is using a work written for one class and turning it in for credit in another class. It's self-plagiarizing even if some edits have changed. Always speak to your professor if you want to use a project from one class as a "stepping-stone" for another project!
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