So what does plagiarism mean?

We often ask ourselves this question, trying to find the answer in the anti-plagiarism similarity report, forgetting that the anti-plagiarism system is not designed to show you plagiarism, but to make it easier for you to find plagiarism. Plagiarism is the use of text, creative, copyright without reference to the author.

If a piece of text that can be called the creative part of the author's work, say, his analysis was used in your work, then you must indicate all the fragments with a link to the author in the form of square brackets and adding to the list of references.

Let's not forget that by indicating the author in our work, we will not only not violate the law, but also show respect for the work of the author, since we would like to be respected.


What does the law say about plagiarism? In almost all countries of the world, legislation clarifies the concept of plagiarism, copyright infringement, violation of the principles of academic honesty and clarifies responsibility for violation of the law. Therefore, pay attention to what the law in your country says, as well as the procedures adopted by your university.


You can see the text, very interesting analysis and want to add it to your work. You see that the analysis is authorial, this text has an author, but since the text is written in another language, you translate this text into your own language. But do not forget, even if the text is translated from one language to another, it does not cease to be the author's namely belongs to another author, and not to you, you just translated it, even if you additionally paraphrased it.

We often hear that if they buy a paper from some author, then this work becomes rightfully their. Remember, that copyright allows you to own the text, but it does not allow you to pass off the text as your own, you are not the author, but the owner of the text.


What are the examples of plagiarism that are most common in universities?

There are a lot of such examples, for example, you use material from the Internet. Do you think that if the data is in the public domain and everything is available, then you should not refer to the author who created this material? This is one of the most popular misconceptions. Even if the text is in the public domain, you need to make sure that it is not a creative and author's text. If you are unsure, check with your supervisor or a senior colleague.

Encourage your student to prevent copy-paste 

Many students around the world are used to copy-paste texts from the internet that turns to the habit, let's teach them use internet and open sources accurately