What is plagiarism?
“To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source.”
plagiarism. (2010). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.Retrieved August 10, 2010, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarism
“Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit, i.e. an appropriate attribution or citation.” University of Nebraska Medical Center Student Handbook (Updated annually) http://net.unmc.edu/care/docs/handbook.pdf
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Types of plagiarism
The writing style and language are above the level at which the student usually writes
The student uses jargon or specialized terminology that is inconsistent with the student’s level of knowledge.
The quality of writing is inconsistent. The beginning and ending of the paper is deficient, but the rest of the paper is well written.
The paper contains references to citations that are not included in the reference list.
The reference list is inaccurate or incomplete.
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