Plagiarism is the presentation of another person's work, ideas, or creations as though they are your own without acknowledging where those ideas etc came from. It is a very serious offence in academic studies.
Plagiarised material can be taken from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual forms. It includes information taken from the Internet or other students. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not cited.
The basic rule is when you use other people's work you must acknowledge where it came from or else you are plagiarising, ie cheating.
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