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ILP 520: Instructional Leadership and Supervision

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What Is Plagiarism?

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the act of wrongly appropriating ideas or words without giving credit to the source. But it isn’t limited to that. In the broad sense, plagiarism is a theft of one’s intellectual property, be it an image, music sample, invention, or concept. This type of violation may also be referred to as copyright infringement.

No matter how it occurs, knowingly or not, plagiarizing is a serious offense. It is like stealing someone’s voice and depriving yourself of developing your own.

In education, plagiarism is considered to be one of the most severe violations of academic integrity. Both teachers and students are urged to follow the principles of academic honesty and acknowledge the sources, concepts, or ideas they use.

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