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What is Plagiarism?

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Discusses plagiarism, penalties and steps to avoid it.

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Plagiarism can be defined as a literary theft that occurs when someone copies someone else's idea, work or words and uses in his own work without giving credit to the original author or owner of the work, idea or words. In other words, the individual committing plagiarism tries to take credit for someon else's work and portrays other's work as his own original piece of work.

The motivation for plagiarism occurs when individual, instead of writing something unique or original, takes the shortcut and use other's material in his own work and tries to turn it ...

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