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Plagiarism. by Mind Map: Plagiarism.

1. Risks of plagiarism.

1.1. The most extreme risk of plagiarism would be that you get removed from your course.

1.2. In very extreme cases, legal action can be taken against you if the actual owner of the piece of work finds out you are passing it off as your own.

1.3. Your work can get destroyed if it is found out that your work is plagiarised.

1.4. Your grade for the course could get capped meaning you might not be able to get the grade needed to pass the course.

2. What is plagiarism?

2.1. "To steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as ones own." (Merriam Webster)

3. How to avoid plagiarism?

3.1. You can avoid being accused of plagiarism by always referencing the sources you have used to get your information from.

3.2. Make sure that whenever you are reading something that is relevant to your study and you want to use it in your essay, take a note of the book and page number so you can easily find it again when you need to reference it.

3.3. Try not to copy from your class mates, as all essays get run through a plagiarism programme.

3.4. If you are working in groups of people, then try write the information in different ways, this needs to be your own work.

3.5. Never pay for a ready done essay from an internet website, this also comes up when you hand your essay in and it is run through a plagiarism website.

4. Types of plagiarism.

4.1. Using an old essay you have written for a previous lesson or previous assignment, this will come up as plagiarism.

4.2. Deliberate plagiarism - meaning to knowingly copy someone else's work and pass it off as your own.

4.3. Bluffing - Meaning to read something and write around it passing it off as your own ideas and knowledge.