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This guide provides information about what plagiarism is, and how you can avoid it.

The San Jacinto College Student Handbook defines plagiarisim in this way:


"Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following:

• using the ideas and or words of another person, without giving that person appropriate credit,

• representing another’s artistic or scholarly works (i.e., musical compositions, computer programs, photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc.) as your own,

• submitting a paper purchased in whole or in part from another person or other sources, including the internet,

• copying computer programs or data files belonging to someone else, and

• using undocumented Web sources."


The penalties for plagiarizing at SanJac are severe, and can range from an F on the assignment to an F in the course, or even suspension from the College.

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