Plagiarism is taking someone else's words, ideas, or work and passing them off as your own.
Plagiarism may be intentional or unintentional and can happen in many different ways, including:
From RVCC Student Code of Conduct
Raritan Valley Community College requires independent, honest work on the part of its students,
and students are expected to conduct themselves with scholarly integrity. Each confirmed incident
of academic dishonesty, cheating or plagiarism must be reported by the faculty member, in writing,
to the Dean of Academic Affairs. Violations of academic dishonesty and cheating include, but are
not limited to:
Read the full Code of Student Conduct. See page 38.
Plagiarism is not always a black and white issue. The boundary between plagiarism and research is often unclear. Learning to recognize the various forms of plagiarism, especially the more ambiguous ones, is an important step towards effective prevention.
As part of the Plagiarism Spectrum project, a May 2012 survey of nearly 900 secondary and higher education instructors was also conducted to assess the frequency with which these types appear as well as the degree to which each type is problematic for instructors. Click here to see the top 10 most common types of plagiarism.
This list originally from Plagiarism.org http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/glossary/