Types of plagiarism

You may be surprised to learn that cutting and pasting information from a website is not the only kind of plagiarism. There are six main types of plagiarism, and by knowing what these are, and how to avoid them, you will be better able to work with and write about the information you find.

The next few pages will discuss what the following types of plagiarism are:

  • Collusion
  • Cut/copy and paste
  • Word switch
  • Concealing sources
  • Misinterpreting common knowledge
  • Self-plagiarism

Yes, self-plagiarism.

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