Every author may have different reasons why they plagiarize. No matter the reason, it should be avoided at all costs. Some authors plagiarize intentionally, but others do it accidentally. Regardless, it impedes one’s reputation and can have severe consequences.
It happens when you fail to give credit to someone else’s work. An author can copy large portions or use a single sentence of another person’s work. It is important to indicate the source of your work using the correct citation method.
Here are different ways to detect and eliminate plagiarism from your work.