The unified definition of plagiarism has three criteria that all need to match:
(2) without appropriately acknowledging the source
(3) to benefit [in a setting where originality is expected].
The most common forms of plagiarism are:
|Inaccurately citing the source.||51%|
|Interweaving various sources together without citing.||43%|
|Using quotations, but not citing the source.||26%|
|Proper citations, but failing to change structure/wording of the ideas.||21%|
|Melding cited and uncited sections of the piece.||17%|
|Citing some, but not all passages that should be cited.||12%|
|Re-writing someone’s work without properly citing sources.||11%|
|Taking passages from own previous work without adding citations.||8%|
|Submitting someone’s work as own.||2%|
Summary: Most cases of plagiarism can be prevented by employing proper citation.