It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
When you paraphrase something, you rewrite someone else's idea using your own words, giving the original author credit for the idea. Paraphrasing is shorter than summarizing because you focus only a single idea and not the entire work.
When you plagiarize something, you take someone else's words or ideas and use them as your own without giving credit to the original author. You do not have to give credit for common knowledge (eg., historical facts).
When you quote something, you use the exact same words as the original author, putting them in "quotation marks" and matching each word exactly as it appears in the work. Quotes should be kept short and used only rarely, and you must always give credit to the original author.
Simply copying and pasting information from the Internet denies students the opportunity to really learn and absorb the material. Students must always cite their sources. A professor discusses the difference between plagiarism and paraphrasing.
The pressure to succeed can drive a person to cheat in order to get higher grades or even a promotion at work. Solutions to plagiarism include paraphrasing (examples provided) and quotes. Procrastination leads to desperation and often to plagiarism.