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Paranoid about Plagiarism?

What is Plagiarism?

Dictionary Definition: "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own; use (another's production) without crediting the source"(Merriam-Webster).

Better Definition: "Plagiarism is an academic crime. It is punishable by academic death" (Tommy Lee Jones, Man of the House).

What about Common Knowledge?

Types of Plagiarism

The 10 most common types of plagiarism and are ranked in order of severity.

 Source: (n.d.). Types of plagiarism. Retrieved from

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