According to Plagiarism.org, all of the following are considered acts of plagiarism:
- Copying and pasting work from an electronic or physical source.
- Stealing someone else's work.
- Purchasing work from someone.
- Turning in someone else's work as your own.
- Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit.
- Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks.
- Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation.
- A paper or assignment used in one class and submitting it for a different class is termed as, "Self-Plagiarsm".
10 Common Forms of Plagiarism
To understand these forms of plagiarism in detail, click on the link below:
Plagiarism In Higher Education
NPR: Internet and College CheatingThis is a 9 minute podcast by one of NPR's anchor on talking to students and faculty at the University of Virginia (Charlotesville) and University of Maryland (College Park) on the topic of plagiarism.
NPR: Cut and Paste PlagiarismDonald McCabe, professor of management and global business at Rutgers Business School, John Barrie, CEO and Creator of Turnitin.com, a plagiarism detection software program and
Michael Williams, director of graduate studies and associate professor of visual communications, Ohio University discuss the increase in plagiarism as a result of the Internet.
Real Life Examples of Plagiarism
- Harvard Student Accused of Plagiarizing Her NovelKaavya Viswanathan a Harvard university student was found to have plagiarized her book, "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life,” from works of many authors such as Meg Cabot, Salman Rushdie, etc.
- Fareed Zakaria : A CNN Reporter PlagiarizedFareed Zakaria was suspended from CNN and Times magazine after plagiarizing several sections from an article on gun control written by Jill Lepore published in a New York Times magazine.
- Professor Carleen Basler of Amherst College PlagiarizedCarleen Basler a professor in the Anthropology and Sociology and the American Studies departments was found to have plagiarized several of her scholarship work which led to her resignation.