This type of plagiarism occurs when the author of a text is partially acknowledged. The author is given credit for only some ideas or words while the student submits the rest of the author's ideas as his/her own. Insufficient acknowledgement also occurs when either the citation or the reference are incomplete so it is impossible for the reader to go directly to the source for more information.

Example 1: Insufficient Acknowledgement - Plagiarism

Original Source Material
Student's Version

There is a new term on the horizon: 'mobile entrepreneurs'. For the most part, mobile entrepreneurs are professionals who start their own businesses, using the skills, knowledge, and contacts they accumulated in previous jobs. Many establish themselves as independent consultants, while others continue to work for the same company but perform their jobs from their homes.

Some professionals, after years of working as employees in corporations, decide to embark on entrepreneurship, mostly as private consultants (Tieger & Barron-Tieger, 2001). That is to say, that these professionals have enough skills, knowledge, and contacts acquired in previous positions to make them decide to start their own business.

Source:
Tieger, Paul D. & Barron-Tieger, B. (2001). Do what you are. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company.
Reference:
Tieger, Paul D. & Barron-Tieger, B. (2001). Do what you are. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company.

Analysis:

Although the source is cited in the text and a reference is provided (APA style), the writer acknowledges the author ONLY for the ideas in the first sentence, but fails to give credit for the following ideas that are also borrowed.

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