You ALSO commit plagiarism when:
- Purchasing, stealing, or borrowing a paper from another person or organization and submitting it as your own.
- Using the same paper for different courses.
- Hiring someone to write your paper or parts of it and submitting it as your own.
- Using someone's ideas to build your own without citing the source.
- Making up sources or parts of them like page numbers or year of publication.
- Translating a document without acknowledging the original source.
You DO NOT commit plagiarism when:
- Writing about your own experiences, thoughts, or conclusions about a subject.
- Using common knowledge.
- Writing about your own results in an experiment or research study.