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Citing Sources & Plagiarism: Citations & Plagiarism Defined

What is "plagiarism"?

2 types of plagiarism: intentional and unintentional

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Plagiarism (pronounced PLAY-jar-ism) means using the words and ideas of another person as if they were your own. This includes both using the exact words or the ideas of another.  

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