Types of Plagiarism

There are different types and degrees of plagiarism. I will describe and illustrate examples of the four most common types:

  1. Direct plagiarism: a word-for-word copying without attribution
  2. Self plagiarism: submitting your own work as assignments multiple times without acknowledging you're doing so
  3. Mosaic plagiarism: borrowing phrases without quotation marks and replacing words here and there with synonyms
  4. Accidental plagiarism: neglecting to cite sources without the intent to plagiarize

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