Plagiarism is the ‘wrongful appropriation’ and ‘purloining and publication’ of another author’s ‘language, thoughts, ideas or expressions’, and the representation of them as one’s own original work.
Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like expulsion.
It is quite reasonable to research material in the course of undertaking assessment. All sources, however, must be clearly referenced. FiT’s CEO takes a very strict approach to plagiarism and proven incidents will not be tolerated.