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What is Plagiarism?

The Council of Writing Program Administrators defines plagiarism as, "deliberately us[ing] someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source".

Did you know there are different types of plagiarism? The video below gives an overview of common types of plagiarism including Verbatim, Patchwork, Paraphrasing, Global, and Self-plagiarism:

At HCC, plagiarism is considered a form of Academic Dishonesty. For more information, refer to the Code of Student Conduct & Disciplinary Procedure in HCC's Student Handbook. When in doubt, cite!

How Can You Avoid Plagiarism?

  1. Know when and how to cite, including using oral citations during a speech
  2. Note the information you will need to create a citation, such as where you found the source and the author(s)
  3. When in doubt, seek help from a Librarian or your campus Academic Success Center

Check out the short video below for more tips on how to avoid Plagiarism:

Avoiding Plagiarism from PALNI on Vimeo.

Plagiarism Game