Plagiarism is taking credit for someone else's work.
Plagiarism is STEALING.
Plagiarism happen when you do Not give credit to someone else's work when you have used it.
Common ways plagiarism occurs:
Ex. 1 Copying and pasting text from a web site.
Ex. 2 Using photographs, video, or audio without permission or giving credit.
Ex. 3 Using another student's or your parents' work and claiming it as your own even with permission.
Ex. 4 Using your own work without properly giving credit.
How to NOT plagiarize.
Use Quotations when quoting someone's exact words (spoken or written). Ex. The author James Patterson said, "Reading is the best way to build your vocabulary."
Create a list of the sources you used where you found information that isn't Common Knowledge. Common Knowledge means facts that be found lots of places and known by many people. Examples are facts the average person wouldn't know, statistics, graphs, drawings, etc.
When should you list a source?
When you use another's ideas, words, thoughts, images, work.
When you use any info that is NOT Common Knowledge.
When you quote someone and use his/her actual words (spoken or written).
When you paraphrase or summarize someone's words or ideas or info that isn't common knowledge.
Always cite (list) your sources at the end of a paper or project by creating a Bibliography.
Use copyright free images by searching Google's Advanced Search and choosing images that are free to use and share.