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SPC 1608 (Rushing) - Ethics & Plagiarism: Types Of Plagiarism

An ethics guide for Professor Rushing's Speech classes. This guide is optimized for the Mozilla Firefox browser. Please use the Firefox browser if any images are missing, or formats seem incorrect.

Plagiarism Resources & Tutorials

Three Main Types Of Plagiarism


The Total Rip-Off: This is the most flagrant form of plagiarism that involves copying whole passages or entire speeches and essays word-for-word and submitting it as one's own work.

The Partial Rip-Off: This type of plagiarism involves using pieces from one or more sources and splicing them into a speech or document. 

The Accidental Rip-Off:  In this instance, words are changed or synonyms are used to replace some or all of the original text or speech, but no credit is given to the original author.

Plagiarism Examples

Original Text: Valencia produced more associate's degree graduates in 2003 than any other two-year school in the nation. Among the top 100 universities, colleges and community colleges, Valencia once again ranked 2nd in the number of associate's degrees conferred. In Florida alone, Valencia graduates more Hispanics and Asian Americans than any other two-year school in the state.

The Total Rip-off: Valencia produced more associate's degree graduates in 2003 than any other two-year school in the nation. Among the top 100 universities, colleges and community colleges, Valencia once again ranked 2nd in the number of associate's degrees conferred. In Florida alone, Valencia graduates more Hispanics and Asian Americans than any other two-year school in the state.

The Partial Rip-off: Valencia produced more associate's degree graduates in 2003 than all other community colleges in the country. Within the top 100 universities, colleges and community colleges, Valencia was 2nd in the amount of associate's degrees awarded. Valencia graduates more Hispanics and Asian Americans than any other two-year school in the state.

The Accidental Rip-off: Valencia delivered a greater number of associate's degree graduates in 2003 than any other community colleges in the country. (Needs to cite the original text).

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