“You have plagiarized if…
- You …did not distinguish summary and paraphrase from quotation and then…presented [the] wording as if it were all your own.
- While browsing the Web, you copied text and pasted it into your document without quotation marks or without citing the source.
- You presented facts without saying where you found them.
- You repeated or paraphrased someone’s wording without saying where you found them.
- You took someone’s unique or particularly apt phrase without acknowledgment.
- You paraphrased [an author’s] argument or presented…[their] line of thought without acknowledgment.
- You bought or otherwise acquired a research paper and handed in part or all of it as your own.”
Penalties for plagiarism include one or more of the following…
- Failure of the assignment
- Failure of the course
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2003.