What is intentional plagiarism and why do people do it?
Plagiarism happens along a continuum from intentional to unintentional. Learning how referencing is used to build claims can help to prevent unintentional plagiarism, but what about plagiarism that is done on purpose? This video looks at why people may choose to plagiarise and why universities need to act on intentional plagiarism.
Written by Sioux McKenna and produced by Samantha Carolus, Rhodes University
Explore these additional resources
- How to avoid plagiarism
- The misuses of Turnitin and other text matching software
- Just write – how to get better at academic writing
Who might find this useful?
This video is made for postgraduate scholars and supervisors but might be useful for undergraduates too.