Research involves using other people's ideas and work to develop your own conclusions. You must acknowledge all of the sources you have used.
When you have an accurate reference:
If you try to pass off someone else's work as your own, that is plagiarism.
If your work contains plagiarised content, you may be penalised by:
Plagiarism may be accidental or deliberate.
Whenever you use information that has been written by another person, you need to reference or cite the source. There are many referencing styles, but ultimately they all include the following elements:
First Place and First People's Choice Award - Copy and Paste - Michael De Wet and Tim Gill
Second Place - Fortune Hunter - Jsjiah Moore
Third Place and Second People's Choice Award - Plagiarism Infomercial - Rebecca Griggs and Stephanie Kliese
Using the information you have found may mean writing a speech or a report, creating a presentation, or responding to a question.
No matter how you use this information, you need to correctly cite (reference) it.
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