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According to the Council of Writing Program Administrators, these are some of the reasons why students plagiarize:
There are many ways you can plagiarize. The following presentation describes, explains, and includes examples of the basic types of plagiarism.
Types of Plagiarism by Excelsior Online Writing Lab is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-4.0 International License (CC-BY-4.0)
The Plagiarism Spectrum - an infographic by Turnitin- includes ten types of unoriginal work, ranked by severity, and scored by frequency of appearance.