Whether it is caused by deliberate cheating or a lack of knowledge of proper source use and citing rules, plagiarism harms your reputation and your academic record.
You’re plagiarizing when you:
- Use another person’s work or ideas (copy and paste text, images, etc.) without citing the original source.
- Attempt to pass off someone else’s work as your own.
- Quote, summarize or paraphrase in your work without citing the original source.
- Change words or phrases but copy the sentence structure of a source and don’t cite the original author.