Most plagiarism is unintentional.
Plagiarism, as defined by the Student Conduct Code, means representing the work of someone else as your own without providing proper documentation of a source. Here are the examples taken from the Student Conduct Code along with resources on the Twin Cities Campus available to help you.
Type of Plagiarism
|Copying information word for word from a source without using quotation marks and giving proper acknowledgement by way of footnote, endnote, or in-text citation.
|Understand how to properly quote, paraphrase or summarize sources with Student Writing Support.
|Representing the words, ideas, or data of another person as one’s own without providing proper attribution to the author through quotation, reference, in-text citation, or footnote.
|Learn about citations and style guides from the University Libraries.
|Producing, without proper attribution, any form of work originated by another person such as a musical phrase, a proof, a speech, an image, experimental data, laboratory report, graphic design, or computer code.
|Discover what attribution means in your discipline. Start by asking your instructor or professor. You can also ask a subject librarian.
|Paraphrasing, without sufficient acknowledgment, ideas taken from another person that the reader might reasonably mistake as the author’s.
|Learn how to properly quote, paraphrase or summarize sources with Student Writing Support.
|Borrowing various words, ideas, phrases, or data from original sources and blending them with one’s own without acknowledging the sources. This is called patchwriting.
|Make an appointment with a tutor from one of the University’s Student Academic Success Centers.