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History 151 - World History I (Matsumoto): PLAGIARISM

"Avoiding Plagiarism: The Real World" [1:07]

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"Plagiarism: How To Avoid It" [2:50]

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WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?

To plagiarize is...

TO STEAL AND PASS OFF (THE IDEAS OR WORDS OF ANOTHER) AS ONE'S OWN; USE WITHOUT CREDITING THE SOURCE.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed.

HCC students are members of the University of Hawaii community and are held accountable to the systemwide Student Conduct Code which prohibits acts of academic dishonesty. In addition to cheating, academic dishonesty includes plagiarism as defined below:

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, submitting, in fulfillment of an academic requirement, any document that has been copied in whole or in part from another individual's work without attributing that borrowed portion to the individual; neglecting to identify as a quotation another's idea and particular phrasing that was not assimilated into the student's language and style or paraphrasing a passage so that the reader is misled as to the source; submitting the same written or oral material in more than one course without obtaining authorization from the instructors involved; or dry labbing, which includes obtaining and using experimental data and laboratory write-ups from other sections of the course or from previous terms or fabricating data to fit the desired or expected results.

"Abusing the Internet: Plagiarism" [3:26]

Examples of plagiarism:

  • Using the words or thoughts of others -- copy & paste (from a website, a book, magazine, etc.)
  • Putting your name on someone else's paper
  • Paraphrasing (rewriting it in your own words) a source and not citing it
  • Lack of quotation marks when using someone else's material 

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