What is plagiarism?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “to plagiarize” means to “use the words or ideas of another person as if they are your own ideas” (733).

The infographic below describes the various types of plagiarism (Turnitin, 2015).

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What are the consequences of plagiarism?

  • Receive a mark of zero
  • Suspension/expulsion
  • Be fined/sued

How can I avoid plagiarism?

  • Plan ahead: begin assignments early, ask for help, research and take good notes
  • Use scholarly sources such as: EBSCO, google scholar, published books
  • Cite: Owl Purdue is a great guide for MLA and APA citations
  • Ask for help! If you are unsure, we are here to help you!


Works Cited

Merriam-Webster’s School Dictionary. (2010).  Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-

Webster Inc.

žTurnitin: The Plagiarism Spectrum. (2015). Retrieved from