Plagiarism is when you take someone’swork and make it your own. Although plagiarizing is not a criminal offense itis illegal in the United states and can result in serious consequences. Some ofthe consequences of being caught plagiarizing ranges from being expelled from collegeto being sued by someone for stealing their work. Some examples of Plagiarizingis when you are paraphrasing incorrectly, not citing the author’s work correctlyor copying everything the author says without quoting him or her.
Even The mostfamous and historical figures have been accused of plagiarism like MartinLuther King Jr., President Obama, Nicki Minaj and E.L.
James.There are many forms of plagiarism andthere are also many things that are mistaken for plagiarism too. While underthe right circumstances things such as reusing your own work and summarizing isnot considered plagiarism. But it can be considered as plagiarism if you do notproperly cite your own work or if you blatantly reuse a previous essay you madein another class. Summarizing is also mistaken sometimes as plagiarism especiallywhen you do not reference where you got the information from.There are many ways for someone to avoid plagiarizinglike citing someone else’s work, correctly referencing someone else’s work orparaphrasing the information you have read correctly.
Some people do not know howto correctly do any of these things so they are considered as a plagiarist orsomeone who copies other people’s work. The easiest way to avoid being accusedof plagiarism is by writing down in the bottom of your paper all the sourcesthat were used in getting the information. This is called referencing, anotherway to avoid plagiarism is by using citation. Citing someone’s work is one ofthe easiest ways to avoid plagiarism. But it must be done correctly, in order tocite someone’s work correctly you have to include the author’s last name and thepage number of where you found the quote followed by quote itself. Another easyway to avoid plagiarism is by going online and looking up a plagiarism checkerin the search browser.
After this you can just click on any link to see howmuch of the paper is original and not.