It’s not a fun thing to talk about, but it’s an important one. Plagiarism involves intellectual theft, ranging from references to another’s work without correct citation to full-blown word-for-word copying. Plagiarism can take many forms, and some are even accidental, but all of them can get you into serious trouble at uni and beyond. Besides the obvious ethical concerns of intellectual theft, there are very real consequences for plagiarism at uni, which don’t stop at fail grades. Here’s a visual breakdown of the various kinds of plagiarism, or as Unplag calls them, (accurately and ethically referencing Dante,) “The Nine Circles of Plagiarism Hell”:
Infographic courtesy of Unplag.