Type 3: Mosaic Plagiarism
Mosaic plagiarism occurs when a student borrows phrases from a source without using quotation marks, or finds synonyms for the author's language while keeping to the same general language structure and meaning as found in the original.
Sometimes called "path writing," this kind of plagiarism, whether intentional or not, is academically dishonest and punishable. Even if you footnote your source.
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