Essay writing/ article writingWatch
Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own, so technically it is plagiarism as you are using their idea. Although, as you have put it into your own words, you probably won't get caught. It is still plagiarism though, so I wouldn't recommend you using their idea.
Hi what is plagerism? I have entered a competition for college/ uni can you take an idea from somewhere and put it in an essay. It was from a newspaper I didn't copy it completely put it in my own words but still took the idea- is that plagerism or not?
It's academic theft, basically. You're taking the ideas and work of others and attempting to pass it off as your own. This has severe penalties in academia, so it's best to learn about it right from the beginning.
If in doubt, reference your work.