10 types of plagiarism ordered from most to least severe
An act of submitting another’s work, word-for-word, as one’s own.
A written piece that contains significant portions of text from a single source without alterations.
The act of changing key words and phrases but retaining the essential content of the source in a paper.
An act of paraphrasing from other sources and making the content fit together seamlessly.
The act of borrowing generously from one’s own previous work without citation; To self plagiarize.
The act of combining perfectly cited sources with copied passages—without citation—in one paper.
A paper that represents a mix of copied material from several different sources without proper citation.
8. 404 ERROR:
A written piece that includes citations to non-existent or inaccurate information about sources
The “Aggregator” includes proper citation, but the paper contains almost no original work.
This paper includes proper citation, but relies too closely on the text’s original wording and/or structure.