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What is Plagiarism?

"Plagiarism" is presenting someone else's work as your own.

You are probably somewhat familiar with this concept. However, did you know there are different types of plagiarism? We usually associate plagiarism with intentionally cheating and trying to take credit for something that is not our own work. However, sometimes we might do this without being aware of it.

Intentional plagiarism:

  • knowingly cheating or intentionally presenting someone else's ideas, research, words as your own.

Unintentional plagiarism:

  • not giving proper credit for someone else's ideas, research, or words, even if it was not intentional to present them as your own.

Learn more about Intentional & Unintentional Plagiarism or see our Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism.

Academic Honesty Policy

Plagiarism is subject to the same penalties as other forms of cheating. Penalties for academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, ranging from a failing grade for an assignment to expulsion from the university. Holy Family's academic integrity policy can be found in the University catalog.

If you are feeling overwhelmed or do not understand how to complete your assignment correctly, ask for help! Remember, this is a learning process, and there are many resources available to help you along the way.

Check out some useful tips for planning the assignments that will help you avoid plagiarism.

Still Confused About Plagiarism?

Check out these links and tutorials for more information about plagiarism, what it looks like, and how you can avoid committing it. 

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