Not properly referencing your sources is plagiarism. The Piet Zwart Institute takes the offence of plagiarism very seriously and it can have very serious consequences for the perpetrator. Plagiarism means to present work done by others as your own. While an interesting discussion about the tactical use of plagiarism in activism and experimental arts is on-going, not crediting your sources is unacceptable in course work, because it is dishonest to your tutors and fellow students and prohibits others from using your paper as a point of departure for their own research. If detected, plagiarism invalidates your essay or practical work, and may result in further disciplinary procedures, including expulsion from the course.