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SOC 16, Guaracha: MLA

SOC-16, Guaracha

What Is Plagiarism?

  1. the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
    synonyms copying, infringement of copyright, piracytheft, stealing;
    "accusations of plagiarism" 
    Source: Google Definition

Plagiarism can be intentional or unintentional

Avoid Plagiarism by Citing Sources

Bainbridge State College. "Plagiarism: How to Avoid It." YouTube. YouTube, 5 Jan. 2010. Web. 19 Oct. 2014.

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Why is it Important to Cite Your Sources for Your Research Papers?

Citing sources and creating a Bibliography/Works Cited List:

  • ​​​​Gives credit to the author(s)
  • Illustrates your ability to locate & evaluate appropriate sources
  • Provides evidence for the arguments and conclusions in your paper
  • Prevents plagarism and copyright infringement

Consequences of Plagiarism Here at Chaffey

The School Dean may impose the following sanctions after meeting with the student:

  • verbal warning or written reprimand
  • failing grade for an assignment
  • failing grade in the course
  • removal from class
  • restitution

The Dean of Student Services and Discipline may also meet with the student and impose additional sanctions based on the student’s previous discipline history. Additional sanctions may include:

  • disciplinary probation 
  • removal 
  • suspension
  • expulsion of the student
  • ineligibility to participate in extracurricular activities


Works Cited Generators on the Web!

The Nuts & Bolts

What is MLA Style?

MLA (Modern Language Association) style specifies guidelines for formatting papers. MLA style also provides a system for referencing sources through parenthetical citation in essays and Works Cited pages.

Most importantly, the use of MLA style can protect writers from accusations of plagiarism, which is the purposeful or accidental uncredited use of material by other writers.

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