What is Plagiarism?
Consequences
Is this Plagiarism?
Citation Styles
QC Fun Facts

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TRUE or FALSE. Plagiarism is a form of cheating.
What is TRUE. Plagiarism is considered cheating and stealing!

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TRUE or FALSE? I can get kicked out of Quincy College if I plagiarize on too many assignments.
What is TRUE. Plagiarism is a serious offense at QC and repeat offenders may be dismissed from the college.

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TRUE or FALSE? The following is considered Plagiarism: You took a quotation from a book about Mark Twain and put it in your paper with quotation marks around it. Mark Twain "was the first writer who ever used the American vernacular at the level of art."
What is TRUE. Putting someone else's words in quotation marks is not enough. You must also cite the source of the quotation. Correct version: Mark Twain "was the first writer who ever used the American vernacular at the level of art" (Bloom 26). OR According to Bloom, Mark Twain "was the first writer who ever used the American vernacular at the level of art" (26).

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This is the citation style used in the Humanities (English, Philosophy, etc.)
What is MLA

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The other QC campus is located in this town.
What is Plymouth.

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TRUE or FALSE? I am plagiarizing if I copy and paste a sentence from a website into my own paper without saying where I found the sentence.
What is TRUE. Copy and pasting sentences from websites into your own paper is never a good idea. Fonts get ugly and you may forget to cite your source which will most likely result in you failing the assignment for plagiarizing.

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TRUE or FALSE? My instructor is not allowed to fail me if I plagiarize on my assignment and it is the first time it happens.
What is FALSE. Your instructor has the right to fail you if they have a no tolerance policy on plagiarism in their syllabus.

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TRUE or FALSE? The following is considered Plagiarism: You paraphrased an excerpt from Bloom's book about Mark Twain. Original text: "Twain tells us that the Mississippi is well worth reading about, is remarkable, and manifests many eccentricities" (Bloom 3). Your paraphrase: Twain tells us that the Mississippi is worth reading about because it is eccentric and remarkable (Bloom 3).
What is TRUE. You did not change the wording around enough. Your paragraph would be considered plagiarism. Correct Paraphrase: People want to read about the Mississippi river in Mark Twain's novels because he makes it sound unique and interesting (Bloom 3).

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This is the citation style used in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, etc.) and also in nursing.
What is APA.

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The QC Library is named after this person.
Who is Francis Anselmo.

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TRUE OR FALSE? It is ok to use someone else's idea in your paper without saying where it came from so long as you put the idea into your own words.
What is FALSE. You need to cite the source of an idea if it is not your own, even if you put the idea in your own words.

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TRUE or FALSE? If I let my friend copy my paper and they get caught for cheating I won't get in trouble because they are the ones who copied.
What is FALSE. It is your responsibility to protect and take pride in your own work. Do not let your friends copy your work - you are aiding in the cheating process by doing so and can get in trouble.

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TRUE or FALSE? The following is considered Plagiarism: I took a photograph from the National Geographic website and used it as an example in my research paper. I did not say where I got the picture from because only words need to be cited.
What is TRUE. You must say where you got the photograph from because it is not your original work. Photographs must be cited just like words, graphs, videos, etc.

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MLA stands for what.
What is Modern Language Association.

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This is the Year Quincy College was founded.
What is 1958.