Answered By: David Hughes
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2022     Views: 5


Plagiarism is taking someone else's work and passing it off as your own, either accidentally or deliberately

Accidental plagiarism includes:

  • Not referencing your sources correctly -  forgetting in-text citations or reference list entries where required
  • Forgetting to put quotation marks (" ") around direct quotations

Deliberate plagiarism includes:

  • Intentionally copying someone else's work or changing it only slightly and submitting as your own
  • Paying someone to write your essay or coursework assignment (contract cheating)
  • Working together with others on a piece of coursework that was meant to be completed independently (collusion)
  • Submitting your own work that has been submitted elsewhere (self-plagiarism).

Plagiarism is taken seriously and may have negative consequences for you if caught