Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words without fully attributing them. Plagiarism can be both intentional and unintentional.
- Intentional Plagiarism: Intentional plagiarism happens when you are knowingly claiming someone else's words, text, or images and claiming them as your own. Some examples of intentional plagiarism might include lifting text from a book without attributing the author, or using or purchasing a paper that someone else has already written.
- Unintentional Plagiarism: This is the most common form of plagiarism. You may unintentionally plagiarize if you forget to cite key information or mistake an author's idea for your own.