From the University of Toronto's Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters:
"It shall be an offense for a student knowingly:
(d) to represent as one’s own any idea or expression of an idea or work of another in any academic examination or term test or in connection with any other form of academic work, i.e. to commit plagiarism"
Plagiarism is defined as "the wrongful appropriation and purloining, and publication as one's own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas ... of another." Broadly speaking, plagiarism is failing to give credit for any ideas or expressions of ideas that are not your own.
Here are three wrong ways and one right way to use a source:
Prepared by Laura Anderson and Kathryn Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management
For detailed information on how to use sources in your writing, read Appendix D of your BIO 120 Lab Manual.
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