Plagiarism has been an ongoing issue in the education system for years, both intentionally and by mistake. You may not know this, but there are many different types of plagiarism. You could commit plagiarism by the most common route of submitting someone else’s work word for word, re-writing someone else’s work without citing it, or the lesser common routes of failing to cite quotations, mixing sources without citing any of them, or even borrowing from a student’s previous work without citing it. There are many other ways, but the main question is, why do students plagiarize?
Of course there will always be the select few that cheat to cheat and do not care, but then again there are many students who are simply oblivious to the fact that they are plagiarizing work due to lack of information. In the following infographic by the University of Illinois at Chicago the many dangers of plagiarizing work or allowing it to happen are explored so that no student or education professional will ever lack the necessary information again.