The most frequently observed form of academic dishonesty is plagiarism. Plagiarism is the adoption or incorporation of anothers ideas without proper attribution of the source. It is more simply defined as taking the writings of another person or people and representing them to be ones own.
Considering this definition of plagiarism, is the passage below from a student paper, concerning the AMU plagiarism policy, an example of plagiarism?
A simple definition of plagiarism is taking the writings of another person and adopting or incorporating their ideas without proper source attribution.
a. Yes, because this passage is a direct quote without the use of quotation marks.
b. Yes, because this passage is a simple rearragment of the author’s words
c. No, because this passage is a paraphrase of the author’s words
d. No, because this passage has been correctly cited