As outlined in the NSCC Academic Integrity Policy (2017), plagiarism is "presenting, in any format, someone else’s ideas, presentations, writing, artistic work, or creations, whether verbal, print, structural, design or electronic, in whole or in part, as one’s own, by failing to credit the source"
This includes the use of material received or purchased from another person, website, or other source or prepared by any person other than the individual claiming to be the author. The use of material received through purchase is also known as “contract cheating.”
Plagiarism can be intentional or occur through carelessness.
NSCC. (2017, October 1). Academic integrity policy. https://www.nscc.ca/about/publications/policies-procedures/policies/academic-integrity-policy.asp
Bainbridge State College. (2010). Plagiarism: How to avoid it [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/2q0NlWcTq1Y
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Practicing integrity in our academic work should not stop when we leave NSCC. It is essential that we continue to demonstrate this fundamental value in our professional lives. Below are some cases of plagiarism that have significantly impacted the careers and futures of those involved: