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What is plagiarism?



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Asked by Dcomstockherman, Last updated: Oct 12, 2020

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Alice Harman

Alice Harman

Alice Harman
Alice Harman, journalist, illustrator,, new york

Answered Feb 12, 2020

Plagiarism is generally defined as taking someone else’s work and passing it off as one’s own. The main types of plagiarism: Direct plagiarism, Paraphrasing without crediting, Mosaic plagiarism, Self-plagiarism, Accidental plagiarism.

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I.Isabella

I.Isabella

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Answered Feb 11, 2020

Plagiarism is the act of copying another person’s ideas, text or any form of creative work and presenting it as your own especially without permission from the owner. Although plagiarism is not considered a crime, it is usually frowned upon. Plagiarism is considered illegal if it violated someone’s intellectual property rights. There are 3 major types of plagiarism. These are: Direct Plagiarism, mosaic plagiarism, and accidental.

Direct plagiarism is when you copy someone’s creative work word for word. This is a type of plagiarism is mostly deliberate and such a person can face disciplinary action for this. Mosaic plagiarism is when a person “borrows” phrases from another person’s work without the use of quotations. Accidental plagiarism is when you forget to add the sources or when you misquote your source of information. It is often unintentional.

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W.Willow

W.Willow

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Answered Feb 04, 2020

Plagiarism is known to be the process wherein people would get the thoughts and ideas that are already written on paper, in websites, and other news articles and try to pass those ideas on their own. Some are very blatant in doing plagiarism because they will just copy and paste the details that they see online and put their name on it like as if they were the first ones who made it. There are different types of plagiarism available.

Direct plagiarism is when you get the notes of other people and try to pass it as your own. Self-plagiarism is when you plagiarize your own work and try to pass your work again. Mosaic plagiarism is when you get some quotes from other people and not place quotation marks to indicate that they were from another source. Accidental plagiarism is using some sentences and phrases that have already been used before.

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