Academic plagiarism is the act of passing off someone else’s work by students or researchers as your own, and that may result in expulsion or suspension from academia.

What Is Academic Plagiarism

6 Types of Academic Plagiarism

Direct or verbatim plagiarism

Copying lines or blocks of text from another work as it is without any attempt to acknowledge the source is called direct plagiarism.


Insufficient citation

This refers to copying lines or blocks of text from another work with quotation marks, but no reference crediting the original source.


Summarizing without citation

This refers to copying parts of information from another source without duly acknowledging it.


Summarizing with insufficient citation

This refers to paraphrasing ideas or information from another source without properly citing and acknowledging the source.


Patchwork or mosaic plagiarism

Using original content from multiple sources and rearranging it so that it is not identical to the source text is called mosaic plagiarism.



This refers to taking ideas or information from your own past studies and articles without proper attribution.