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Plagiarism: What is Plagiarism?

Introduction

Plagiarism is using ideas or the work of another person and presenting it as your own work. It is dishonest, unprofessional and poor scholarship. Examples of this might include cutting and pasting work or closely paraphrasing another’s ideas, writing or design. Collusion is a form of plagiarism where two or more people work together to produce a piece of work but where all or part of the work is submitted as their own work. Group work where students are encouraged to work together to produce a single piece of work for assessment is not collusion. Plagiarism is a form of cheating.

For more information on Plagiarism at the University of Cambridge see this webpage:

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/plagiarism/students/