What are the Consequences of Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is taking other people’s words and using them as your own. The consequences of plagiarism can be very serious. In a educational setting, you may receive a bad grade or no credit for plagiarizing. Plagiarism in a job setting may cause you to lose your job. The offender may also have to pay penalties, which could be monetary, criminal punishments, or imprisonments.