Plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterwards.
When using another person's words, to avoid plagiarism one must always do both of the following:
It is no defense for the plagiarist to say "I forgot." or "It is only a rough draft." or "I did not know it was plagiarism."
In academic writing, if you copy or paraphrase another person's words, or adopt their ideas or data, without giving credit by citing the source, you are plagiarizing - whether you had intended to cheat or not. And universities do not take plagiarism lightly.
Applying, analyzing, criticizing or quoting other people’s work is perfectly reasonable and acceptable providing you always:
Your professors are the administrators of Turnitin and it is not designed to be used by students alone. If you are using Turnitin outside of Blackboard, your professor will create a class page and send you the code to join. Look for the assignment and upload yours as demonstrated in the video below. Keep in mind that some assignments are set up so that you can revise and overwrite your original upload until you are satisfied.
Before you submit a paper to Turnitin...