Plagiarism occurs when you use others' text, ideas, wording, images etc. without creating the necessary citations. You may be accused of plagiarism if you hand in a paper written by someone else under your own name. You can also be accused if your citations are missing or not done correctly. You must also be aware of self-plagiarism, which occurs when you quote yourself by using your own texts again in assignments or other texts. Then you must insert a reference, otherwise the reuse may be considered plagiarism (see The Citation Compass APA 7th FAQ, Citing yourself).
You may lose your admission to a course or your examination right if you are found guilty of plagiarism. Please read the USN's regulations.
Ask your guidance teacher or a librarian of you have questions about plagiarism or when/how to cite.
Resources on plagiarism and copyright:
Stop Plagiarism: Explains plagiarism and how to avoid it. Made by University of Southern Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and Danmarks forskningsbibliotektsforening for brugeruddannelse.
The Citation Compass: How to cite and create a reference list. You can also find information about source criticism and relevant legislation. Made by USN, UiA and UiS.
Search and Write: How to search, read, write and cite. Made by HiB, NHH, UiB and UiS.