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Academic Plagiarism: Definition, Types, and Ways to Avoid

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This essay covers the concept of plagiarism, its relevance in academic writing, academic professionalism, and the ways to avoid plagiarism. It discusses the types of plagiarism, the role of the internet in plagiarism, and provides tips to improve academic writing.

Academic Plagiarism: Definition, Types, and Ways to Avoid

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WHAT IS
ACADEMIC
PLAGIARISM?
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3
MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................3
CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5
REFERENCES................................................................................................................................1
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INTRODUCTION
Academic Plagiarism is representing someone else's ideas and work as self work, without
any consent from them, by assimilating it into the self work without full concession. This essay
covers the concept of plagiarism its relevance in academic writing, academic professionalism
and the ways of avoiding plagiarism.
MAIN BODY
Academic Plagiarism is the intentional attempt to betray the reader through the abduction
and representation as one's own work and the words of some other. AP happen when a author
repeatedly uses over three to four words simultaneously from a written source without the usage
of quotation marks and exact reference to the original source work presented as the writer's own
research (Meuschke and et.al., 2018). If the plagiarism is spotted by the college/ university in the
writing, university has right to fail essay, assignment or in exam. In the most serious
circumstance, cheating this way may lead student down from the university. So it is very
essential to ensure that no plagiarism arise in the writing and further discussed are the ways to
avoid plagiarism. The following are the types of plagiarism that can occur in writing:
Self Plagiarism – This type of plagiarism arise when the writer(student) has copied his own
previous work, or mixed the pieces of previous work with the recent work without any
permission from the authority(professor).
Clone or Direct Plagiarism – This type plagiarism occurs when the writer has used the work
(word for word) of someone else's work, without any changes or claim in owns work. This is the
intended plagiarism which is unethical and academically dishonest.
Mosaic Plagiarism – This type of plagiarism is also called patch writing, arises when the writer
use phrase from the original source without using the quotation marks synonyms for the original
author writing, and keeping to same common structure (Foltýnek, Meuschke and Gipp, 2019).
Accidental Plagiarism – This type of plagiarism occurs when the writer forgets or neglects to
cite the concepts relevant sources, or intendedly paraphrase using interchangeable words, or
misquote or distort their sources.
Role of internet in Plagiarism -
Internet made the plagiarism easier; it made plagiarism more common or maximized its
temptation, and it is obvious if the anything is easy to do it will be done more. Internet made the
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