THIS POST IS TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON THE ISSUE OF PLAGIARISM AND ENLIGHTEN ALL ON HOW TO AVOID IT. I found this information on the internet which was very helpful on this subject.
Definition of PLAGIARISM:
From http://www.dictionary.com, plagiarism is:
“An act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author’s work as one’s own, as by not crediting the original author:”
From: Merriam-Webster.com it is:
|“to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own”|
|‘to use (anothe’s production) without crediting the source”|
|“to commit literary theft”|
|“to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source” |
NOTE: I used quotations to indicate I am quoting and you will recall, I did indicate the source of the quote.as (Merriam-Webster)
If, When writing a story, an essay, or a research paper, you inadvertently omit the quotes, and source, you are still guilty of Plagiarism.
Example :: “TO BE OR NOT TO BE”, written by William Shakespeare, I used quotations and listed the source.
If you eliminate the source, even though you used Quotations You are also guilty.
No matter whether you did or did not intend to copy, but copied word for word, you plagiarized.
Note: Plagiarism is dishonest and can ruin your reputation.
***Information on Plagiarism is readily available on line, where I found so much on the subject. To help you avoid Plagiarism, seek the FREE Plagiarism checkers on the internet. Many offer to check ,free, grammar and punctuation errors.
Take a few minutes to check for plagiarism and play it safe. Paula
According to Merriam-Webster.com it is: