What is it?
Plagiarism is a taking someones work and claiming it as your own. It's also when you miss to use a citation next to a quote from someone.
The consequences for plagiarizing are very straight forward. No school can tolerate plagiarism and no one is going to put up with it. When a student plagiarizes it can result in expulsion from the school, they may also end up in court and receive a fine from $500 to $150,000.
There are many ways to prevent being accused of plagiarism. One way is to cite your work. Everything that you use came from some sort of source and they deserve credit for it. Copying and pasting is wrong, try and change the whole sentence into something more you. Also never forget to use quotation marks when using someone's words.
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