Plagiarism is a type of intellectual theft that involves "appropriating [copying] someone else's words or ideas without acknowledgment." Source: Plagiarism. (2001). In Encyclopedia of Ethics. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com
Plagiarism can include, for example:
Plagiarism is theft, whether intentional or not. As a student, your academic integrity depends on having others respect your work. A student's academic conduct is very important, and North Island College takes cases of plagiarism very seriously. Depending upon the seriousness of the offense, students who plagiarize may receive a score of zero or a grade of 'F' for an assignment, or may be suspended from a course, program, or from the College entirely.