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Cite Sources & Avoid Plagiarism

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Learn about Plagiarism

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LCCC Student Code of Conduct

Here is the excerpt from the LCCC Code of Conduct  that addresses Academic Misconduct:

 VI. Academic Misconduct:
(A) Cheating
     (1) Copying from another student’s material.
     (2) Knowingly obtaining, copying, using, buying, selling, transporting, or soliciting in whole or in part the contents of any test, quiz, exam, project or assignment without specific authorization of the appropriate official.
     (3) Bribing or the attempt to bribe any person to obtain any test, grade(s), any grade changes(s), or any related information.
     (4) Buying or selling unauthorized information about any test, quiz, exam, project or assignment.
     (5) Using electronic devices during the administration of a quiz or exam.
     (6) Collaborating with others on any academic assignment or exam intended by the instructor to be completed by an individual student.
     (7) Substituting for another student or permitting any other person to substitute for oneself to take an exam.
     (8) Using notes, open textbooks or any other type assistance aid during an exam when not authorized by the instructor.
     (9) Recording any lectures on audio or video tape without instructor’s permission.
     (10) Failure to comply with posted college laboratory and facility policies as well as posted programmatic policies.


(B) Plagiarism
      (1) The act of presenting the words, ideas or work of another person as one’s own.
      (2) Presenting as one’s own the ideas, words, images, or any other supporting material for an academic assignment without appropriate citation of sources.
      (3) Copying, pasting, downloading or importing any electronic material into work submitted for an academic assignment without appropriate citation of sources.
      (4) Utilizing copyrighted material in violation of U.S. Copyright Law.
      (5) Allowing one’s own work to be utilized by another student as if it were that student’s own work.

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