December 24, 2007
Plagiarism is actually an unauthorized and unacknowledged usage of someone's ideas, thoughts, theories, writings or sayings, and is a form of academic offence. It includes usage of any graphs, static or facts which are not well-known without proper referencing. Even paraphrased sentences or phrases may be considered to be plagiarism because in this case an author, first of all, uses someone's idea and, secondly, tries to present it as the own one. On the other hand, if a writer writes some information in his own words and properly cites the source of information, the work won't be rated as plagiarized. So, plagiarism is a direct copying of someone's work and is against copyright law, however it is possible to use someone else's ideas or thoughts if the original author is acknowledged.
From this point of view all the information we carry may be considered to be plagiarism except of that which is our personal experience.
Here I can give an example from my own experience: even though in my country …