Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else’s intellectual property (i.e., words and/or ideas) without full acknowledgment or as one’s own. According to P.org (2017), “[a]lmost all forms of expression fall under copyright protection as long as they are recorded in some way (such as a book or a computer file).”
Presenting another person’s ideas and research as one’s own without adequately referencing the original work is also plagiarism, even if the new text is written in one’s own words. Transparent note-taking and proper citation are key to avoiding plagiarism.
Turnitin (2016) outlines ten different types of plagiarism in which words and phrases are copied.
P.org. (2017). What is Plagiarism? Turnitin. https://www.plagiarism.org/article/what-is-plagiarism
Turnitin. (2016). The Plagiarism Spectrum. https://www.turnitin.com/static/plagiarism-spectrum/