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!)
Plagiarism & You
NEOMED has a Student Honor Code, which includes the following Principle of Professional Behavior:
The student will not:
plagiarize or present the work of another as their own work, or participate in plagiarism by preparing a writing with the knowledge that it is to be used by another as representing that person’s own work;
Penalties will range from remediation to expulsion.
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:
forgetting to cite a quotation
failure to mark a quotation as a direct quote
improperly summarizing or paraphrasing content
improperly citing a resource
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!