Plagiarism is taking, using, and passing off as your own, the ideas or words of another. It is a serious academic offence, and can result in your work being failed.
Avoiding plagiarism: Take note of where you find information, and acknowledge the work of others (including text, quotations, graphics, diagrams, tables and figures).
Read the Monash University Plagiarism policy
Test your knowledge of plagiarism with this short quiz