Examples of plagiarism
The RMIT Plagiarism Policy (2002, p 1) outlines the following examples
of what is considered plagiarism.
- Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources,
whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited
to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course
notes, etc. without proper citation;
- Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without
- Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking
- Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging
- Copying designs or works or art and submitting them as your original
- Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
- Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
If you have used someone else's work without acknowledging your source,
you have plagiarised.
RMIT plagiarism policy
Deliberate & accidental plagiarism