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Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words, sentences, or ideas and passing them off as your own without giving credit to the original source. Giving credit to the original source is called citing. Failing to cite sources can be done accidentally or on purpose. Either way, it's considered plagiarism.
You might be plagiarizing if you:
Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. Chemeketa Community College regards plagiarism as academic dishonesty. Consequences of plagiarism include failing an assignment, receiving a lower course grade, and even failing a course. For more information, read Chemeketa's Academic Honesty policy at http://www.chemeketa.edu/aboutchemeketa/collegelife/academichonesty/policy.html
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