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Plagiarism Research Guide: What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism

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Definition

Plagiarism is when you use another person's ideas or writing as your own. If you borrow from a source and do not properly cite it, then you have committed plagiarism. Common examples of plagiarism at WNCC include:

  • Copy and pasting text from the internet without citing the source
  • Changing a few words of another person's writing and passing it off as your own
  • Quoting a source without properly citing it
  • Turning in someone else's work as your own
  • Reusing your work from one class for another class

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