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Running head: Plagiarism


Liberty University

Human Growth and Development

Janice Turner-Boswell


Plagiarism (2010) explains that plagiarism is the act of using or passing off the ideas or writings of another as one's own. There are many ways students and writers plagiarize. (2010) explains a very obvious form of plagiarism, which is when a writer turns in someone's work as his or her own. Thompson (2008) states that, "Partial copy plagiarism occurs when the exact words or content from a source are inserted as part of your paper without giving proper attribution." To plagiarize someone's ideas, is dishonest and has many consequences that come with it. (2010) explains that when a student or writer plagiarizes in school it is usually handled by the instructor on a case by case basis. If plagiarism involves money, prizes or a job opportunity, it's a crime and could be punishable in a court of law (,

2008). Although many people say they do not plagiarize, it's not hard to realize when someone has. Plagiarism isn't something that is taken lightly, and is considered cheating. If you take an essay from a magazine and try to pass it off as your own, and include it without crediting the author or using quotation marks, or even pass off somebody's good ideas, you are guilty of plagiarism.

There are many different types and examples of plagiarism. One example is writing and copying word for word. This example includes taking words directly from books, essays, speeches, or any other work. Paraphrasing is another form of plagiarism. Although it may not be word for word, it still needs to be quoted and footnoted so that your reader understands that it is another person creation.

Rather than plagiarizing, there are other...