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WHAT IT IS & HOW TO AVOID IT

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What is Plagiarism?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, you plagiarize if you:
"Steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source."

This research guide is designed to help you, the student, understand and avoid plagiarism when writing academic papers. Navigate the research guide by using the Tabs above.   

PSC Policy & Consequences

According to the 2016-2017 Pensacola State College Catalog,  (Web page may take a minute to load.)

"Plagiarism and academic cheating are serious offenses. An instructor may take action against any student who is suspected of plagiarism or academic cheating. The action taken may be the awarding of a failing grade on the assignment in question or withdrawal from the course with the assignment of an Early "F."

A student who disputes the allegation of plagiarism or academic cheating may discuss the situation with the instructor. If the student does not reach resolution after discussion with the instructor, the student may discuss the situation with appropriate academic officers beginning with the Department Head and appropriate Dean."

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