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Queens: Plagiarism

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What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the submission of the work of another person for credit, or failure to properly cite references for any work which is not original to the student; Copying the work of others, allowing another student to copy from the student.

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What is Plagiarism?

•  Claiming that you are the author of someone else's work

•  Copying sentences, phrases, or paragraphs exactly as they appear in the original source

•  Copying sentences and putting them in a different order

•  Copying sentences and replacing words with synonyms

•  Copying sentences and adding a few of your own


Can't determine if you're plagiarizing a source?

Ask a professor or librarian for help! Many times what sounds original to you may sound like paraphrasing to somebody else; it's always best to ask...plagiarism can get you in BIG TROUBLE academically and legally!

Recognizing plagiarism

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Plagiarism: How to Avoid

10 Most Common Types of Plagiarism

Each of the 10 most common types of plagiarism are defined below. The types are ranked in order of severity of intent.

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Plagiarism Tutorial from Vaughn Memorial Library

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Resources that can help you understand how to avoid Plagiarism


Paraphrasing is Plagiarism

Just Because You Put It In Your Own Words… features Lehman students in a skit about plagiarism—with a cameo appearance by an omniscient librarian with some timely advice.

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