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Plagiarism: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own; use (another's production) without crediting the source. (Merriam Webster)
Georgia Highlands College has an official policy regarding student plagiarism; you are responsible for adhering to these policies. This guide has been designed to help you navigate the tricky waters of plagiarism and learn how to avoid it!
Avoid Accidental Plagiarism (Improper Citing)
What is Plagiarism
Types of Plagiarism
Recognize plagiarism and learn how to fix it!
Copy & Pasting
Copying info word for word from a source.
Fix it: Add quotation marks and citations!
Using someone’s original ideas and rephrasing it.
Also includes taking bits of several works and combining them.
Fix it! Add citations!
Reusing your work from another course.
Fix it! Ask your instructor for permission.
Improper Citing: Usually accidental.
Includes failure to add citations or to cite your sources properly.
Fix it! Proofread your citations carefully!
Purchasing an essay or passing another student’s work as your own.
Fix it! Never acceptable.
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