Academic research is based on intellectual honesty. Using other people’s words or ideas without acknowledging them is called plagiarism. Plagiarizing means stealing other people’s work.
This is considered a serious offence by the college and can lead to a failing grade.
Examples of plagiarism:
- Pasting an excerpt from a text in your paper without putting it in quotation marks
- Failing to cite your 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 on what constitutes plagiarism, you can consult the Academic Integrity section of the Institutional Policy on the Evaluation of Student Learning (IPESL) found on the college website.