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Plagiarism

Academic research is based on intellectual honesty.  Using other people’s words or ideas without acknowledging them is plagiarism.  In effect you are stealing another writer’s ideas. This is considered a serious offence by the college and can lead to a failing grade.

Examples of plagiarism:

  • copying information without putting it in quotation marks
  • failing to cite sources or citing them incorrectly
  • paraphrasing a text by only changing a few words
  • using statistical information or an image without reference to the original source.

For more information you can consult the Academic Integrity section of the Institutional Policy on the Evaluation of Student Achievement (IPESA) found on the college website.