The term plagiarism refers to taking and using another person’s ideas, writing or inventions as one’s own and failing to acknowledge the source.
Plagiarism can be avoided by acknowledging the sources of information used in written work.
Using another person’s ideas or opinions without acknowledging the source of information.
Failing to place a quotation in quotation marks.
Using statistics, maps and illustrations without acknowledging where they came from.
Failing to include sources of information used in the preparation of an assignment in a Reference List.
Cutting and pasting to create an assignment from several sources.
Using information from a website, online database or other electronic source without proper acknowledgement.
Copying visual information or graphics from a WWW site (or from a printed source) is very similar to quoting text, and the source of the visual information or graphic must be cited.
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