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Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoid Plagiarism

Produced by Bainbridge State College (2.50 minutes)


Plagiarism is . . .

"The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own."  (The New Oxford American Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 2001)

Using the definition above on this web site is not plagiarism because:

  1. The definition is in quotes.
  2. The source of the quote is given.


College of the Atlantic's Policy

The COA handbook states:

"By enrolling in an academic institution, a student is subscribing to common standards of academic honesty.  Any cheating, plagiarism, falsifying or fabricating of data is a breach of such standards.  A student must make it his or her responsibility to not use words or works of others without proper acknowledgment.  Plagiarism is unacceptable..."


The Consequences of Plagiarism at COA

Two violations of academic integrity are grounds for dismissal from the college.