Plagiarism is using the words or work of others without acknowledging the source.
There are two types of plagiarism:
Plagiarism may be detected by your teacher if there are inconsistencies in the following:
There are also a number of plagiarism programs/services that teachers can use to check if the work submitted is original and the source of non-original work is cited appropriately.
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