What is Plagiarism?

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is when someone takes another person’s work and claims it as their own. Plagiarism is a very serious offence, and if committed one can be prosecuted. Claiming another person’s work as your own leads to many consequences, and depending on the circumstance, can become very serious.

Plagiarism is an act of fraud, and using words such as ‘to borrow’ or to ‘copy’ can minimise the seriousness of the outcome. By citing sources, plagiarism can be easy prevented, if credit is given to the original owner of the work, and it is clearly stated that it is NOT your own work. The act of copying pasting another person’s work from the internet is an act of plagiarism, if in fact you are intending to pass it off or claim it as your own work.

For students, Plagiarism accusations can destroy their reputation, and in the long run, potentially get them expelled from school. The owner of the work also holds the right to sue the person who has taken their work, and in serious cases can be seen as a criminal offence and can leave the person with a prison sentence.

I declare that all the work submitted on my blog is my own work or, in the case of group work of myself and other members of the group in which I worked, and that no part of it has been copied from any source unless otherwise stated. I understand that if any of the work submitted on my blog is found to be plagiarised, none of the work submitted will be allowed to count towards the assessment of the assignment.


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