Plagiarism happens when you use someone else’s ideas and either try to pass them off as your own, or when you fail to give the original author credit. It is not wrong to repeat other people’s ideas, but you must observe the scholarly rules that are accepted internationally to credit authors whose works you cite in your papers.
Plagiarism is a serious offense that can have dire consequences for your academic career; can lead to an assessment of zero; may cause you to fail the course; and the school principal may notify parents or guardians.
The resources below show how you give credit where credit is due, how to format bibliographies and works cited pages, and a quiz to determine whether you are a plagiarist.
Academic Honesty: https://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/quiz/intro/integrity.html
Style Guides: https://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/index7a61.html?q=node/56
Plagiarism sample 1: https://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/examples/mosaic/mosaic1/index.html
Plagiarism sample 2: https://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/examples/paraphrase2/index.html