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Prof. Pfeiffer - English 101: Plagiarism

Examples of Plagiarism

All of the following are considered plagiarism:

  • Turning in someone else's work as your own
  • Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
  • Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • Copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not

What are the consequences of plagiarism at Westchester Community College?

Consequences of Academic Dishonesty:

If a student is found guilty of academic dishonesty, faculty members have the right to either:

  1. Fail the student for the assignment/test.
  2. Fail the student for the course.
  3. File a letter of complaint describing the infraction with the Director of Student Support Services or any combination of the above.

A second reported infraction may result in suspension. A third reported infraction may result in expulsion at the discretion of the Director of Student Support Services.