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What is plagiarism?

  • The act of taking someone else's ideas, words, or writing, and attempting to pass them off as your own.
  • To use the ideas/words of another person as one's own without crediting the source.

Types of Plagiarism

According to
  • Submitting another's work, word-for-word, as one's own
  • Contains significant portions of text from a single source without alterations
  • Changing key words and phrases but retaining the essential content of the source
  • Paraphrases from multiple sources, made to fit together
  • Borrows generously from the writer's work without citation
  • Mixes copied material from multiple sources
  • Includes proper citation to sources, but the paper contains almost no original work
  • Includes proper citation, but relies too closely on the text's original wording and/or structure

(The Plagiarism Spectrum, 4)

Consequences of Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty

  • Redoing the assignment
  • Failing the assignment
  • Receiving a reduced grade in the course
  • Failing the course with a grade of XF (indicates that course was failed due to academic dishonesty and student cannot graduate until they have it removed by going through remediation)
  • Counseling or recommending remediation for the student
  • Dismissing the student from the University
  • Having a record that indicates you committed an act of academic dishonesty

(Texas A&M University Libraries)


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