Unintentional Plagiarism: Definition & Examples

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Which of the following is not an example of unintentional plagiarism?

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1. What can cause unintentional plagiarism?

2. What is information literacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Not all plagiarism is intentional, but even unintended errors in citation are still considered plagiarism. Writers must be careful to avoid these mistakes. Answer the practice questions in this interactive quiz and worksheet to help solidify your understanding of what qualifies as unintentional plagiarism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on vocabulary and concepts such as:

  • Unintentional plagiarism
  • Information literacy
  • Academic dishonesty
  • Use of quotation marks in citations
  • Form(s) of unintentional plagiarism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information about how to identify unintentional plagiarism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained about the different forms of unintentional plagiarism
  • Defining key concepts -ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as 'academic dishonesty' and 'unintentional plagiarism'

Additional Learning

To learn more about plagiarism, review the accompanying lesson, Unintentional Plagiarism: Definition & Examples. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define and differentiate between intentional and unintentional plagiarism
  • Understand what constitutes academic dishonesty in regards to plagiarism
  • Recognize paraphrasing problems in unintentional plagiarism
  • Understand how to correct citation errors and avoid unintentional plagiarism
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