Plagiarism includes more than just "coping and pasting". Any time you use content that is not your own, you need to give credit to the original creator using citations. This doesn't just include text; you need to cite images, figures, ideas, and more.
Algonquin College's policy on plagiarism, AA 20: Plagiarism, states:
Plagiarism, whether done deliberately or accidentally, is defined as presenting someone else’s work, in whole or in part, as one’s own. It includes the verbal or written submission of another work without crediting that source. This applies to ideas, wording, code, graphics, music, and inventions. It includes all electronic sources, including the Internet, television, video, film, and recordings, all print and written sources, such as books, periodicals, lyrics, government publications, promotional materials, and academic assignments; and all verbal sources such as conversations and interviews.
Academic sanctions for plagiarism can vary from having to complete a course on academic integrity to being suspended.
Here are a few important things you can do to avoid plagiarizing in your own work:
Find more information to help you avoid plagiarizing in the resources below:
The consequences for students who plagiarize depends on the case. Per the college policy on plagiarism, the possible consequences at Algonquin College are as follows:
Complete the activities below to learn about avoiding plagiarism, whether it is in your academic papers or in your resumes and cover letters.
The modules below cover how to use APA 7 to format your papers and cite your sources. Check with your professors to see which edition of APA they want you to use.