Concerning academic library researching, reading, writing, science, and math, plagiarism is using any words or ideas without giving credit to the source. Plagiarism is also copied copyrighted materials which is an additional crime called copyright infringement. The most obvious form of plagiarism consists of copying someone’s work and ideas and failing to give credit to that individual by not using quotation marks, in-text citations or citing the author. Students attending South Mountain Community College are encouraged to support SMCC and MCCCD Student Honor Code System.
To avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement, be of aware of the following facts:
For more information, consult your instructor, course syllabus, and your librarians. Stuck? Please, also, reach one or more of the SMCC Learning Support Centers.
When you are given a project, the work must be your own. Some of your projects may be collaborative and cooperative. Properly document materials for group projects. Work of individual group members must be carefully documented for individual contributions. Please, also, consider defining your personal honor code, familiarizing yourself with the Student Honor Code, and Academic Integrity for SMCC and MCCCD.