Plagiarism in English academic writing: building definitions and clarifying types

Nguyen Thi Van Lam, Anna Filipi

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    Plagiarism is a matter of serious concern in education worldwide in
    general and in Vietnam in particular. This problematic issue has not been carefully
    taught at any level of education in Vietnam. The article therefore focuses on the issue of plagiarism in English academic writing, discussing various classifications of plagiarism and proposing a synthesis which includes the forms of plagiarism committed in English academic writing. It is hoped that this synthesis will help educators and students better understand and identify types of plagiarism, raising awareness of the ways in which plagiarism can be avoided and thus improving the quality of academic writing in English.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5-20
    Number of pages16
    JournalVinh University - Journal of Science
    Issue number2B
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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