Is it plagiarism?
40,000 – That’s the number of university undergraduates disciplined for plagiarism over the past four years in the UK 1.
It’s clear that plagiarism is a significant issue, with severe consequences for students that get caught. Universities take fraud very seriously, and are constantly improving their detection techniques and developing even more sophisticated technology to catch non-genuine submissions.
But even though it’s a vital academic concept, a huge number of students still struggle to define plagiarism and many commit it by accident. Unfortunately for these students, their lack of knowledge is no excuse and they will find themselves subject to the same severe penalties as those that were deliberately academically dishonest.
To help all our current and future students avoid this situation, we’ve created a quick quiz to help you learn…