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  1. the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
    synonyms copying, infringement of copyright, piracytheft
    informal cribbing
    Source: Google Definition

Plagiarism can be intentional or unintentional


RHC Policy on Plagiarism

“Cheating is defined as obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for work by the use of any dishonest, deceptive, fraudulent, or unauthorized means. Helping someone commit an act of academic dishonesty is also considered cheating. “

2. Plagiarism – taking the work of another and offering it as one’s own without giving credit to that source, whether that material is paraphrased or copied in verbatim or near verbatim form.

*Rio Hondo College Catalogue, 2010-11,.p 38



Citing sources and creating a Bibliography/Works Cited List:

  • ​​​​Gives credit to the author(s)
  • Illustrates your ability to locate & evaluate appropriate sources
  • Provides evidence for the arguments and conclusions in your paper
  • Prevents plagarism and copyright infringement




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