What you will learn today

  • How to identify the different types of Plagiarism

  • How to avoid Plagiarism

  • Explore the repercussions of Plagiarism

Review questions

Which of the following is not an example of plagiarism?

A. Changing a few words of a paragraph someone else wrote

B. Borrowing an existing idea and presenting it as a new idea

C. Providing the full source for a quotation

D. Translating others' written work into another language without citation

E. None of the above

It is acceptable to copy-and-paste a sentence written by someone else into your paper and simply add quotation marks around it.

A. True

B. False

If you forget to cite a source in your paper, that is still plagiarism.

A. True

B. False

Plagiarism is a major concern only in education.

A. True

B. False

Even though no one may be harmed by it, plagiarism is still unethical.

A. True

B. False

To paraphrase properly, you need to:

A. Change a few words and cite it to make it your own.

B. Put quotation marks around the text and cite it.

C. Use only the idea from the text without citing it.

D. Summarize the text in your own words and cite it.

Which of the following are realistic consequences of plagiarism?

A. Ruined reputation

B. Being suspended or expelled from school

C. Losing money or job

D. Being sued or having to face jail time

E. All of the Above

F. Only A and B