What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism, as defined in the 1995 Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, is the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."

Types of Plagiarism


The writers copy the original source directly and paste it in their works.


The writers think that they can bypass the plagiarism detection by altering the order of the words in sentences or the order of sentences in paragraphs.

Multiple Sources

The writers copy multiple original sources and try to 'diversify' the risk of copying a single source.

Copy Past Submissions

The students in schools copy previous students' works. This is common for higher form student to lend out their works to lower form student to copy.

Sources Not Cited

Some writers copy the sources without citing the sources in their works.





"It is curious - curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare."

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity."

W. Clement Stone (1902-2002)

"Relativity applies to physics, not ethics."

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful."

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)