Click me

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations

Did I Plagiarize? Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations Are you CONFIDENT that your ideas are your own OR that they are so obviously common knowledge (like the fact that the earth is round) that you didn't need to cite any sources? No Yes Did you give credit to ALL original authors for any text you directly quoted? No Yes Yes! f you couldn't answer "yes" to ALL of Did you steal, copy, or purchase another's entire document and take full Did you reuse large portions of a work of your own for another purpose Did you paraphrase multiple sources and stitch them together, making them sound like your own? Did you give credit to ALL original authors for any ideas you summarized or paraphrased, even if you completely changed the wording? the questions to the right (even if you answered "yes" to all but one), then you are most likly in violation of No! No Yes If you're confident that what plagiarism standards. Note that even the slightest of plagiarism infractions is serious. Even if you didn't mean to plagiarize or you weren't familiar with all plagiarism standards, you are held accountable. Lack of understanding or intent does not free you from serious penalty. However, not all plagiarism you have written and/or designed is entirely original-in concept, style, structure, diction, and everything else-then you have not plagiarized. Or, if you have used another's ideas to elaborate on or validate your own, or publication and not cite yourself? credit for it being your own? Did you give credit to ALL original artists for any images or graphics you used or referred to? No Yes + Yes No Yes No Yes No but you cite the original author or artist (and you provide their name and all pertinent Did you copy large portions (entire paragraphs and secions) of another's work and not give full credit? Did you cite a source that doesn't exist or did you make up what the source actually said? Are you CONFIDENT that you didn't distort or mininterpret an author's or artist's original meaning when you cited them? violations are treated with the same severity; some No Yes + information so that your reader could locate are certainly more severe than others. And repeated infractions, just like with the law, can cause harsher penalties. Follow the chart to the left and below to determine how you plargiarized and how serious it is. the original source on their own), then you are also free of plagiarism violations. Plagiarism- free means you have recognized any and all Are you CONFIDENT that the organization and style of your work is your own creation and that you didn't mimic the style or layout of Yes No individuals or organizations that influenced Yes No No your thoughts, writings, and designs and Yes that you have made every effort to cite them someone else? Did you cite many sources correctly but not cite others at all? according to conventional citation practices. How Serious Did you cherry-pick a few terms and phrases to change but keep the rest of the text and ideas from another's work relatively unchanged without giving credit? Did you use a proper and recognized citation method OR did you include enough citation information that a reader could locate the Is It? No Yes Did you original work on their own? Yes Did you mostly cite everything correctly but got a bit sloppy on some and failed to note No misinterpret or cite a Yes No No source out of context? Yes Did you Did you duplicate (re-use) an entire work of your own for another purpose or publication and not cite yourself? Did you cite everything correctly but use very little of your own thought? Did you cite everything correctly but make a mistake in your citation? Wrong words, wrong author, or something your work still closely reflects small things like page numbers or publishers? another's? similar? Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Identity Theft Copycat Cherry-pick Mitosis Recycle Remix Ghost Citation Half-n-half Warp Mosaic Reflection Miscue Half-hearted Insanely Extremely Terribly Immensely Profoundly Hugely Remarkably Very, Very Very Quite Notably Somewhat Mildly Plagiarism Severity Meter: How Serious Is the Violation? | 2014 References:

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations

shared by TheVisualCommun... on Sep 16
Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives. In a country and culture that values intellectual property, it is imperative that we are conscious of plagi...



Curtis Newbold


Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy


Click the code to copy
Customize size