you know when you are sitting in an exam daydreaming and then you realize you haven’t done anything. Therefore you copy all the answers of another peer. Well, that is an example of plagiarism. See the word plagiarism means to steal or copy someone’s work without permission.
There are 4 main types of plagiarism. Direct, Accidental, Self and Mosiac plagiarism.
the word Direct plagiarism refers to word for word copying of a section of work.
self-plagiarism means when you give someone a piece of work that is either not up to date or something you did previously.
accidental plagiarism refers to when you don’t credit the source you took information from.
mosaic plagiarism is when you borrow a phrase and don’t put in quotation marks.
Plagiarism is known to be a form of theft in many countries, as you are claiming work that isn’t yours. this act isn’t fair to yourself or others. you will not learn anything.
to conclude, you should not steal anyone’s work. as this may lead you into trouble. use your imagination and always concentrate on your own work.