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BCIT Student Academic Integrity & Appeals Policy 5104 describes plagiarism as a prohibited behaviour.
Academic integrity requires that persons do not falsely claim credit for the ideas, writing, or other intellectual property of others, either by presenting such works as their own or through impersonation." (BCIT Academic Integrity and Appeals Policy, Number 5104, 2009, p.3)
Plagiarism may be inadvertent if the student does not have the appropriate research skills or knowledge to paraphrase and cite their information sources correctly. Or, it may be deliberate if the student knowingly presents someone else's work as their own.
Common examples of plagiarism include:
Confirmed acts of inadvertent or deliberate plagiarism can result in serious disciplinary action.
Knowledge and use of competent research skills will help you avoid inadvertent plagiarism. Here are some ideas to keep in mind when conducting your subject material research:
Below are some other LibGuides that might be useful: