Plagiarism is misrepresenting another person or organization’s work or ideas as your original by adding it into your work without proper citation or consent. Plagiarism may be intentional or unintentional, but the consequences in academic settings are often the same. Higher education institutions take plagiarism very seriously and consider intentional or reckless plagiarism to be a disciplinary offense.
Plagiarism refers to a breach in the student code of ethics at many higher education institutions and are often grounds for disciplinary action. Punishment can range from grades deducted on an assignment to expulsion, depending on the severity of the misconduct.