Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of the written work of another person. This definition not only applies to situations in which an entire paper is copied, but also to situations in which only a single phrase or sentence is used without giving the original author credit for the work.
Students caught plagiarizing, or in any other way violating the Coastal Bend College academic honesty policy, will receive an “F” for the course and will be placed on disciplinary probation.
The following excerpt from the CBC Student Handbook provides additional information concerning academic honesty:
All students shall obey the law, show respect for properly constituted authority, and observe correct standards of conduct. In addition to activities prohibited by law, the following types of behavior shall be prohibited on college property and facilities and during the college sponsored activities where occurring.
Scholastic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of these rules and regulations and is punishable by board policies. Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion.
“Cheating on a test” shall include:
“Plagiarism” shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another’s work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one’s own written or computerized work.
“Collusion” shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written or computerized work for fulfillment of course requirements.
I have read and understand the academic honesty policy above, and I am aware of the consequences of violating that policy.
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