Plagiarism is using the words or ideas of others without giving them proper credit. This can range from intentional cheating like passing off another's paper as your own, to unintentional actions like forgetting to use quotation marks or using citations improperly. Plagiarism can hold serious consequences, so it is important to understand what it means and how to avoid it.
Some examples of plagiarism:
Plagiarism can result in:
Tips to avoid plagiarism:
Cal State LA's policies on academic honesty, cheating, misrepresentation and plagiarism from the Office of University Judicial Affairs can be found in Appendix D of the University Catalog.