Citing is an important feature of academic writing. We cite to:
In academic writing honesty is very important. Citing your sources helps you avoid plagiarism. But what is plagiarism?
The act of intentionally or unintentionally using another's words or ideas without proper attribution (Plagiarism, 2009)
In other words, plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty and cheating. It happens when you use another's words, ideas, data etc, and fail to acknowledge this properly
There are various types of plagiarism. Some of them are:
Source: Plagiarism. (2009). In L. E. Sullivan (Ed.), The SAGE glossary of the social and behavioral sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Retrieved from https://proxy.library.georgetown.edu/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/sagegsbs/plagiarism/0?institutionId=702