Plagiarism is a common (and often misunderstood) issue that can be the result of a lack of knowledge and skills.
Simply defined, plagiarism is the act of using another person's idea or work and passing it off as one's own. The failure to properly credit your source(s) is an act of academic dishonesty and must be taken seriously.
Current and prospective students at Onondaga Community College are expected to adhere to the values of intellectual and academic honesty and integrity. This guide will explore the ways in which you can ensure that you are crediting the author or creator properly.
Plagiarism.org supports the education community with a comprehensive set of resources to help students write with integrity. Find helpful articles on understanding and preventing plagiarism and more.
Per the Academic Rules at OCC academic dishonesty includes:
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