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What is Plagiarism?
The intentional or unintentional use of someone's work without providing an attribution (citation). Types of work can be text, audio, video, and images.
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 is Plagiarism?" Plagiarism.org. iParadigms, LLC, 2014. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.
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.