Plagiarism is a serious offense. Everyone knows that copycats are not appreciated. Plagiarism is when somebody uses somebody else's work, without giving them credit. Of course, you can use the information, but it is certainly illegal to use the words verbatim (word for word). It is really important to use your own words, this is called paraphrasing. Paraphrasing is a key skill to acknowledge when writing a report. When you paraphrase, you shouldn't use the same words that are not pronouns. For example, if I said, "Plagiarism is a serious offense, and paraphrasing is certainly a much more intelligent way to write." You are welcome to use the information, but not in my exact words, instead you could say, "Plagiarism is illegal, and paraphrasing is a much better way to write, anyways.". This would be paraphrasing, and you would not be charged. It is of major importance that if you don't paraphrase all the time, the parts where you don't should be in quotes. Say you used the first bold sentence in a report, you would write, "Plagiarism is a serious offense, and paraphrasing is certainly a much more intelligent way to write." -Ollie. Excerpt from blog, "Plagiarism and Paraphrasing". Normally you would write the last name, but since my last name isn't viewable on the website, you would not be able to include it. Thank you! Remember, if you want to use any of this information, ALWAYS paraphrase, and NEVER plagiarize.