1. 03: complete the http://www. academicintegrity. uoguelph. ca/plagiarism (anonymous 2004b) in preparation for quiz 1. What is plagiarism: plagiarism is one of the most common and frequently occurring categories of academic misconduct at university. It may also be the most difficult to grasp because of the many forms it can take. Many other types of cheating are straightforward and require premeditation and planning on the part of the offender, but plagiarism is the form of misconduct which is the most open to innocent misunderstanding. Many factors lead new students to plagiarise: new rules and regulations to learn; misconceptions about what is, and is not, plagiarism; imperfect research skills; poor time-management; and social and academic pressures. Less extreme would be submitting a paper you have written for credit in another course without prior permission from your instructor. Another, more common example, would be copying another author"s phrases, sentences, ideas, or arguments without citing the source. The university of guelph calendar has a definition of plagiarism.