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Extended Essay: Plagiarism

A guide to the research and writing process required for students completing the IB Extended Essay.

Two Types of Plagiarism

Plagiarism may be intentional or unintentional but either way it is Academic Dishonesty.
Ignorance is not accepted as an excuse for plagiarism.

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What is plagiarism?

OWL:  Avoiding Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism:  The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.

Origin:  Early 17th century: from Latin plagiarius 'kidnapper' (from plagium 'a kidnapping', from Greek plagion) + -ism.

"Plagiarism." Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford UP, n.d. Web. 21 Aug. 2015. 

Plagiarism is one form of academic cheating which occurs when someone reproduces another person's words, ideas or findings and presents them as their own without proper acknowledgement.

OWL: Avoiding Plagiarism


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