Plagiarism Explained

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We all learned about plagiarism in school and I'm sure many of you cover it when you teach others. It's an important topic to understand and one that comes with serious consequences.  This video explains the big idea and much more.

While can be intentional, it is more often caused by misunderstanding. Avoiding it means understanding the role of intellectual property, why plagiarism is wrong, and best practices for avoiding it. This video teaches:

  • Why giving credit to others is necessary
  • A definition of plagiarism
  • Steps to avoiding plagiarism
  • Types of ideas and media that can be plagiarized

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