Did I Plagiarise?
Plagiarism is a massive offence, especially in tertiary education whilst studying and moreso after one has left the education arena and has entered the corporate world. There have been times in my teaching experience where a student has tried to pass off another’s work as their own. It is unfortunate when this happens but means that we, as teachers, have to stress all the more how important it is to be aware of what plagiarism is and the ramifications thereof.
Plagiarism is defined on Wikipedia as “the “wrongful appropriation” and “stealing and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions” and the representation of them as one’s own original work.”
A colleague of mine shared an infograph/poster showing the types and severity of plagiarism violations. It is an excellent chart to print out and share with your students to help them understand what plagiarism is. Click the image below to view. Click the Zip link to download.