What is Plagiarism? According to the American Heritage Dictionary,plagiarism is “the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as ones own original work.”
In otherwords, plagiarism is the theftof words and ideas.
Plagiarized: Giving CreditAs we start to define Correctly:science, we realize “As we start to definethat our definitions science, we realize thatare often of a our definitions are oftennegative form. of a negative form” (Erickson 10).
Give credit to the original source anytime you use someone else’sideas, thoughts, or opinions that you put into your own words (paraphrasing).
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Give credit to the original source anytime you usefacts, graphs, statistics, drawin gs, pictures.
Plagiarized: Cited CorrectlyUsing the picture in in a works citedyour report withoutany mention of where list: Chalkly, Bee. The Bull Ringit came from. Shopping Centre, 2004. Birmingham. Science, Culture, and Society. By Mark Erickson. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005. 173. Print.
Give credit to the original sourceanytime you use anything that is not common knowledge.
Not Common CommonKnowledge: Knowledge:“Diverse esoteric thought Websites, textbookscommunities are and popular scienceconstructing discourses articles provide goodinvolving nanotechnology, general information onjust as diversity of nanotechnology…exoteric thoughtcommunities in differentlocations constructdiscourses of science”(Erickson 10).
Bottom Line: Give credit to the original sourceanytime you use anything that is not your own.
And never, ever purchase orobtain a paper from another student or online.
At San Jacinto College, theConsequences for plagiarism are an ‘F’ on the paper, a failing grade for the course, and possiblesuspension from the college.Please see more guidelines in the online Student Handbook.