Plagiarism is using the words or work of others without acknowledging the source.
There are two types of plagiarism:
The CIT Student Information on the CIT website, states in the rights and responsibilities of students that, "students are to complete all assessment tasks honestly without any form of cheating or plagiarism or copyright violations”.
Plagiarism is important to every student because:
Watch this video to find out more about understanding plagiarism: Understanding Plagiarism and its Consequences
Plagiarism may be detected by your teacher if there are inconsistencies in the following:
There are also a number of plagiarism detectors that teachers can use to check if a phrase or paragraph has been plagiarised.
Some strategies to avoid plagiarism in your assignments are:
Watch the YouTube clip about Avoiding Plagiarism below from the Critical Thinker Academy -