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What is Plagiarism?
"The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft." - Oxford English Dictionary
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This guide will introduce students to the concept of plagiarism, strategies for avoiding it, BCC policy on plagiarism, and citing sources.
All of the following are considered plagiarism:
turning in someone else's work as your own
copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not