Citing your sources is how to inform your readers that specific information in your work is from an outside source. It enables the reader to find that source again including general information such as:
Why Cite Sources?
It is important for writers to cite sources:
You must cite:
When in doubt, be safe and cite your source!
Plagiarism is defined by The Student Code for Midlands Technical College in this way:
"'Plagiarism' is defined as the appropriation of any other person’s work and the unacknowledged incorporation of that work in one’s own work." -p. 61 of the MTC Student Handbook
Plagiarism may be:
It may not be possible for your professor to establish whether plagiarized work was deliberate or accidental, but in either case, you and your professor are placed in a difficult situation.
Scholarship requires you to learn from others, while academic integrity demands work resulting from your own effort. As a student, you will synthesize others’ knowledge as well as your own insights to create new scholarship. You must recognize the portion of your work that comes from others’ work to meet standards of academic integrity, and you this is done by citing the work of others.
Plagiarism occurs when you neglect to recognize the work of others and do not appropriately cite your sources.
A Writing Process for Avoiding Plagiarism
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