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Tutorial: Plagiarism - What is Plagiarism?

What is Plagiarism?
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PLAGIARISM? What's that?

pla·gia·rize
v. pla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing, pla·gia·riz·es v. tr.
1. To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own.
2. To appropriate for use as one's own passages or ideas from (another).
v. intr.
To put forth as original to oneself the ideas or words of another.
-- The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

Plagiarism is the inclusion of someone else's words, ideas, or data as one's own work. When a student submits work for credit that includes the words, ideas, or data of others, the source of that information must be acknowledged through complete, accurate, and specific references, and, if verbatim statements are included, through quotation marks as well. By placing his/her name on work submitted for credit, the student certifies the originality of all work not otherwise identified by appropriate acknowledgments. Plagiarism covers unpublished as well as published sources.
-- Drexel University's Student Handbook

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