When you try to pass off someone else's ideas
as your own, that's plagiarism. It's using other people's
words or ideas as your own without giving them proper credit.
CPCC Student Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the
"intentional or knowing presentation of the work of another as
one's own without proper acknowledgement of the source."
(p.38). A student violating the Academic Integrity Policy in
any way could be subject to disciplinary action, i.e. failing the
class or getting suspended from CPCC.
Some examples of plagiarism are (from
- Buying or using any sort of paper or project from another
person or service and turning it in as the product of your own
- Copying statements from a source and using them without proper
use of quotation marks and citations
- Copying so many words or ideas from
a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you
give credit or not
- Paraphrasing information from a source without proper
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