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Avoiding Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using someone else’s words or ideas without properly giving credit. Watch the short video below to learn about plagiarism and academic honesty.

The video below will give you more examples of plagiarism in class assignments.

Triton College's Academic Honesty Policy

According to Triton College's policy, examples of plagiarism include:

  • borrowing or paraphrasing (other than common knowledge) for a paper without referencing the source
  • intentionally or unintentionally representing the words or ideas of another as your own
  • purchasing a term paper or having someone write a paper to submit as your own work

The consequences of academic dishonesty at Triton College could include:

  • a failing grade for the assignment in question
  • a failing grade for the course
  • a notation on the academic transcript stating, "Student violated academic honesty policy" for a specific course
  • an immediate suspension from the class for one or more class sessions
  • suspension or academic dismissal from Triton College

Ten Types of Plagiarism