plagiarise (also plagiarize)
Take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one's own.
Stevenson, A., ed., 2010. Oxford Dictionary of English [online]. Revised edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available from: http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199571123.001.0001/m_en_gb0637210
[From: Beat the Witch-hunt!, Peter Levin's Guide to Avoiding and Rebutting Accusations of Plagiarism for Conscientious Students. Please see this document for full references.]
A short introduction video [3:52]
A more in depth video on how to avoid plagiarism [13:58]
Your Course Handbook will contain a section on the penalties if you are caught plagiarising. These can range from being given 0% for a piece of assessed work to failing your degree. You may not think it happens, but since 2000 at least one University of Bath student who had plagiarised has been refused a degree and left the University after four years with nothing to show for their time here, not even a favourable reference.
Netskills, 2007, What is plagiarism? [online]. Available from: https://slideplayer.com/slide/6853351/ [Accessed 11 September 2018].
Taken from section 5.4 of the Moodle course: How to avoid Plagiarism
Hansen, S., 2004. Dear plagiarists: you get what you pay for [online]. New York Times, August 22, 2004. Available from: https://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/22/books/essay-dear-plagiarists-you-get-what-you-pay-for.html [accessed 10 September 2018].
Levinson, H., 2005a. Internet essays prove poor buys [online]. BBC News, April 7, 2005. Available from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4420845.stm [accessed 19 September 2009].
Levinson, H., 2005b. Essay sales ‘belittle education’ [online]. BBC News, April 15, 2005. Available from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4445357.stm [accessed 19 September 2009].
McGrath, C., 2006. At $9.95 a page, you expected poetry? [online]. New York Times, September 10, 2006. Available from: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/10/weekinreview/10mcgrath.html?_r=1 [accessed 10 September 2018].
Also, some tutors use technology to uncover plagiarism and there are many different ways by which they can do this. For example there are pieces of software available that enable staff to conduct electronic comparisons of students’ work against a range of electronic sources including web sites and essays from cheat sites.
University of Essex, 2014, Plagiarism and how to avoid it [online]. Available from: https://www1.essex.ac.uk/outreach/documents/plagiarism.pdf [Accessed 10 September 2018].
Detecting plagiarism is reactive, short term, time consuming and can have a negative effect on students. Deterring plagiarism is proactive, has lasting impact and should have a largely positive effect.
JISC, 2012, Plagiarism awareness [online]. Available from: https://rsc-archive.jisc.ac.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=708 [Accessed 10 September 2018].