BrainPOP

Plagiarism

You know that stealing someone else’s property is wrong, but what about stealing words or ideas? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the thorny concept of plagiarism. You’ll learn about the most basic forms of plagiarism, like copying and pasting someone else’s words directly into your own work. But you’ll also learn why many students wind up plagiarizing without meaning to! You’ll discover why plagiarism is taken so seriously by teachers and professors, and hear some tips you can use to avoid it. Finally, you’ll learn the basics of citing sources and paraphrasing other authors.

Watch the English movie about Plagiarism »


Can I get in trouble if I copy something that is published and is not mine?

What is plagiarism? And how can I avoid it?

What will happen to me if I get caught plagiarizing?