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What Is Plagiarism

"Plagiarism occurs when a person deliberately uses concepts, language, images, music, or other original (not common knowledge) material from another source without acknowledging that other source and/or without making substantial modifications to that source content enough to view it as original or authentic work. This applies to the production of art and design just as it applies to writing."--The Hoot, p. 86 (emphasis mine)

Although plagiarism is usually associated with academic papers, it can happen in any context. Outside of academia, there can be serious consequences, including lawsuits and losing one's job.

This guide will help you identify and avoid plagiarism in your own academic work and creative practice.

The Differences Between Summaries, Paraphrasing, Quotations, and Plagiarism

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