Plagiarism is the act of using other people’s work or ideas and presenting or publishing it as your work. All work is done either manually or online, the copyright is reserved for the person who did the work. To plagiarize means to pass other people’s ideas as your own ideas.
The following acts are considered as plagiarism:
- Presenting other people’s work as your own work,
- Failure to put quotation and quotation marks to show whey you have got the ideas or work,
- Poor/no citation,
- Giving wrong information about where you have got the information,
- Changing words but copying the sentence structure without acknowledging the owner of the work.
At Jumbo Papers we are aware of plagiarism and we have come up with supportive policies to fight plagiarism and ensure the work we present to our client is original and of high quality as per our standards. Our zero plagiarism policy guides our staff as they write. Furthermore, we have a plagiarism check system where we check every work that has been done by our staff before submitting it to our clients. We believe that to avoid plagiarism, you have to understand it first.
There are many types of plagiarism and can occur in music, images, and videos. For instance putting someone’s image or video in your work without proper citation is plagiarism. In our society today the following activities are very common and they count as plagiarism:
- Performing another artist’s music that is copyrighted.
- Copying images from the websites and putting them on papers or in your music.
- Composing music that is similar to another artist’s music.
- Using another artist’s music to make your sound track.
- In academics, plagiarism is an act of dishonesty and goes against journalism ethics and it can lead to expulsion, penalty, and suspension. Students also commit the following kinds of plagiarism:
- Rewriting other people’s work without proper citation,
- Failing to bring out originality in a text by relying heavily on other people’s work,
- Getting information from several sources and failing to provide citation,
- Using quotations without proper citation,
- Inaccurate citation,
- Proper citation but failing to change,
- Presenting previous assignment as the current assignment.
At Jumbo Papers we have come up effective ways of avoiding plagiarism. First, we have to understand what plagiarism is and how it is committed. We know that if we cite properly, give correct quotations, reference it well, paraphrase, cite quotes and cite our own material we will not commit the act. Plagiarism has many consequences that can result in one losing his/her job hence loss of reputation and embarrassment.