This guide will provide some introductory information about plagiarism and how to avoid it!
If you have any questions or concerns, remember to always ask your instructor and to consult George Brown College’s STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE for further details.
Plagiarism is the act of taking credit for someone else's work.
It is a serious academic offence which includes presenting the work, words, images or thoughts of others as your own without identifying and giving proper credit to the original source.
The act of plagiarism can be intentional or unintentional. The consequences are just as serious.
Examples of plagiarism include (but are not limited to):
Citing your sources is an essential part of college research which allows you to acknowledge and use the works of others in your essays, research and assignments. If you don’t indicate where you got the information, you are plagiarizing!
Any information (including ideas!) that you did not create yourself must be credited using a citation method - the most popular are APA and MLA. For more detailed information on how to cite your sources, please refer to the Citing Sourcesguide.
When you are doing research, working on assignments and writing papers, you are expected to follow certain rules. Understanding and complying with these rules will help you uphold academic honesty and avoid plagiarism.
Always remember to:
Test your knowledge using our Academic Honesty Tutorial!
The OWL at Purdue University: Check out their resources on Safe Practices, Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing.