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Avoiding Plagiarism
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What is Plagiarism?

To plagiarize is ....

      To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own: use(another's production) without crediting the source: to commit literary theft: present a new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.)

Butler Community College's defines plagiarism as ...

      ...representing or turning in someone else's work without proper citaiton of the source. This includes unacknowledged paraphrase, quotation, or complete use of someone else's work in any form. It also includes citing work that is not used and taking credit for a group project without contributing to it. (Butler Community College Student Handbook, 2011-2012)

Faculty Resources

Class Activities - Most of the links in Student Resources are interactive tutorials that can be used in the classroom or as group activities.


Faculty Books

Preventing Plagiarism - Laura Hennessey DeSena
ISBN: 9780814145937
Publication Date: 2007


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