The Plagiarism Spectrum 2.0

The Plagiarism Spectrum 2.0 from Turnitin identifies 12 types of plagiarism based on findings from a worldwide survey of nearly 900 secondary and higher education instructors. Each type has been given an easy-to-remember moniker to help students and instructors better identify and discuss the ramifications of plagiarism in student writing. Explore the difference types of plagiarism in the graphic below.

Source: Turnitin, 2020, Plagiarism Spectrum 2.0, This image is used with permission from Turnitin.

The image describes the 12 types of unoriginal work that students must avoid. A copy of the Plagiarism Spectrum 2.0 infographic for students and instructors can be downloaded from the link Plagiarism Spectrum 2.0.

An accessible text version of the above graphic can be downloaded as a Word document.

Each type of plagiarism has been given a digital moniker to reflect the significant role that the internet and social media play in student writing.