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An SCF Libraries Online Tutorial

Student Outcomes


Student Outcomes

1:  Define Plagiarism

2: Identify instances of plagiarism in examples of student work

3: Apply appropriate documentation techniques to avoid plagiarizing

What is plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

SCF Catalog: 

is the use of ideas, facts, opinions, illustrative material, data, direct or indirect wording of another scholar and/or writer-professional or student-without proper credit.  

Expulsion, suspension, or any lesser penalty may be imposed for plagiarism."  

(From SCF Catalog – Emphasis added.)  


Oxford English Dictionary 

Plagiarism definition: (official definition) 

 1. The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft. 


 2. A particular idea, piece of writing, design, etc., which has been plagiarized; an act or product of plagiary. 


"Plagiarism." Oxford English Dictionary Online. 2018.



Plagiarism can take a broad range of forms. At its simplest and most extreme, plagiarism involves putting one’s own name on someone else’s work; this is commonly seen in schools when a student submits a paper that someone else has written. Schools, colleges, and universities usually have explicit guidelines for reviewing and punishing plagiarism by students and faculty members. 

"Plagiarism." Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, edited by Donna Batten, 3rd ed., vol. 7, Gale, 2010, pp. 507-509. Gale Virtual Reference Library, Accessed 21 Dec. 2018.

What does Plagiarism Look Like?


MLA Style Book

MLA Style Guide:  What does Plagiarism look like.