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Citation Resources: Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

According to the Council of Writing Program Administrators:  In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledg­ing its source. Council of Writing Program Administrators, Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practicesretrieved April 10, 2018. 

According to the FAMU Student Code of Conduct, "plagiarism shall include, but is not limited to,: failure of the student to use another’s work without any indication of the source and in so doing, conveying or attempting to convey that the work is the student’s own; submitting a document or assignment in whole or in part that is identical or substantially identical to a document or assignment not written by the student; allowing another person to compose or rewrite an assignment or document."  Regulations of Florida A & M University, Section 2, p.6.  

When you use APA, MLA, ASA or another Citation style, you avoid plagiarism by giving authors credit for their words and creative product.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Books About Plagiarism