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Plagiarism

Plagiarism is something you definitely do not want to do!!!!

Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty. According to the American River College Guide to Expectations of Student Behavior & Conduct:

Plagiarism is representing the work of another person as one's own work and submitting it to fulfill the academic requirements of the course. Examples:

  • Submitting a written paper purchased or obtained from an outside source.
  • Representing another's creation as your own product and work.
  • Incorporating another person's writing without citing appropriate credit or acknowledgement and representing it as your own.
  • Duplicating any previous academic work from another and then submitting them as your own for academic credit. (see page 5)

Consequences of academic dishonesty
Academic sanctions and penalties may be applied in cases of academic dishonesty depending on the seriousness of the infraction and those grading guidelines specified by the instructor of the class. You may:

  • Receive a failing grade on a test, paper, or examination.
  • Have your course grade lowered or possibly fail the course. (see page 6)

Submitting your Final Draft

Last few steps:

Revise and Rewrite your paper.

    • Use any notes or changes made to your rough draft.

Make sure all your sources are cited.

    • You want to avoid plagiarism.

Don't forget to Spell Check.

    • Avoid those grammatical errors.

You are now ready to submit your final essay/research paper!!!