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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:
- Fail the student for the assignment/test.
- Fail the student for the course.
- 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.