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  2. 2. What is Plagiarism?According to the Merriam-Webster OnlineDictionary, to "plagiarize" means: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as ones own to use (anothers production) without crediting the source to commit literary theft to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
  3. 3. All of the following are considered plagiarism turning in someone elses  changing words but work as your own copying the sentence copying words or ideas structure of a source from someone else without giving credit without giving credit  copying so many words failing to put a quotation or ideas from a source in quotation marks that it makes up the giving incorrect majority of your information about the work, whether you give source of a quotation credit or not (see our section on "fair use" rules)
  4. 4. Facts about PlagiarismHere are some recent findings regarding plagiarism: A study by The Center for Academic Integrity found that almost 80% of college students admit to cheating at least once. According to a survey by the Psychological Record 36% of undergraduates have admitted to plagiarizing written material. A poll conducted by US News and World Reports found that 90% of students believe that cheaters are either never caught or have never been appropriately disciplined.
  5. 5. Reference PlagiarismdotOrg Retrieved June 12, 2012 from