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What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is defined as the act of using another person's work, ideas, or words without properly crediting or acknowledging the original author or source. It entails presenting another person's work as your own, whether it's a written text, thoughts, photographs, artwork, or any other type of creative expression. Plagiarism is unethical and considered a sort of academic or intellectual dishonesty. Types of plagiarism are: Verbatim, Patchwork, Paraphrasing, Self-plagiarism and Global. 


Verbatim Plagiarism

Verbatim plagiarism refers to directly copying someone else's work word-for-word without using quotation marks or providing proper citation. It involves replicating the original text exactly as it appears, without any alterations or paraphrasing.


Patchwork Plagiarism

Patchwork plagiarism, occurs when a person takes various sentences or phrases from multiple sources and stitches them together without proper attribution or citation. 


Paraphrasing Plagiarism

Paraphrasing plagiarism, also known as improper paraphrasing or inadequate paraphrasing, occurs when someone rephrases or rewrites another person's work without proper attribution or citation.



Self-plagiarism, also known as text recycling or redundant publication, occurs when an individual reuses their own previously published work or significant portions of it without proper citation or acknowledgment. 


Global Plagiarism

When someone else's original content is copied precisely and presented as their own, this is known as global plagiarism. It is the most visible example of plagiarism and is essentially a kind of theft.

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