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Prof. Fidel SPRING 2021; Eng. 102: Plagiarism

Plagiarism is . . .

"What is Plagiarism?" ​Plagiarism.org.​ iParadigms, LLC, 2014. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

WCC's Policy on Academic Dishonesty

What are the consequences of plagiarism at WCC?
Sanctions that can be assigned by a faculty member range from giving a reduced grade on the particular work in question to failing the student for the entire course. In addition, some academic departments and programs have their own policies for dealing with academic dishonesty.

Plagiarism Checklist

Question Do I need to cite? Am I plagiarizing?
Is it my own idea? No No, because it is your own original idea.
Am I using someone else's idea? Yes

You are not plagiarizing if you CITE THE SOURCE.

You are plagiarizing if you do not give credit to the author!

Am I quoting someone else's words? Yes

You are not plagiarizing if you use quotation marks and CITE THE SOURCE.

You are plagiarizing if you do not quote, cite and give credit to the author!

Am I using someone else's idea, but putting it into my own words (paraphrasing)? Yes

You are not plagiarizing if you CITE THE SOURCE.

You are plagiarizing if you do not cite and give credit to the author!