Am I Plagiarizing?
Flow Chart for Students
Plagiarism comes from the same root word as the word "kidnap". Whether you take someone's work intentionally or unintentionally and claim it as your own, you are plagiarizing.
Theft is removing of personal property and thereby depriving the rightful owner of it, whether intentional or unintentional, is Theft.
Copyright Laws encourage your creativity since your own creative work is copyrighted and no one can legally take it.
Plagiarism is to commit literary theft!