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Plagiarism

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.

The 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 www.plagiarsm.org):

  • Buying or using any sort of paper or project from another person or service and turning it in as the product of your own work
  • 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 citations

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