WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?
Whenever you do written work you must differentiate between your own ideas and those which you did not think of yourself. You commit plagiarism in written work when you use another person’s words, ideas or opinions without acknowledging them as being from that other person. You do this whenever you copy the work word-by-word (verbatim); or submit someone else’s work in a slightly altered form (such as changing a word with one meaning to another word with the same meaning), and you do not acknowledge the source.
It does not matter how much of the other person’s work you use (whether it is one sentence or a whole section), or whether you do it unintentionally or on purpose. If you present the work as your own without acknowledging that person, you are committing theft.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?