Type 2: Self Plagiarism

Self plagiarism occurs when a student submits his or her own previous work, or mixes together pieces of previous works, without citing and without obtaining permission from all of the professors involved.

For example, it would be unacceptable to incorporate part of a term paper you wrote in high school into a paper assigned in a college course, unless you cite it correctly.

Of course, if you cite it correctly, your professor may ask exactly how much new work went into your new paper, and he or she may not like the answer you give. It's best to talk about such issues with your professors before you submit derived work of this type.

Self plagiarism also applies to submitting the same piece of work for assignments in different classes without receiving permission from both professors.

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