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Plagiarism – the Scary Unknown Monster

Plagiarism – the Scary Unknown Monster

Chapter objectives

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Having read this chapter you will:

  • realise the importance of staying clear of plagiarising
  • understand what plagiarism is
  • know about the different types of plagiarism
  • understand how to avoid plagiarism.

Before we show you how to avoid plagiarism, let’s first focus on the consequences and types of plagiarism. We will start with the consequences as they can change the path of your life and should thus be given principal focus before we’ll show you that plagiarism can come even in forms that you had not expected. A note upfront, check with your lecturer or the university website for guidelines on plagiarism and essay writing in general. It will give you a good idea of how serious the ...

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