Plagiarism is a serious academic offense that can result in failure–either for a single assignment or for the entire semester. The rules for quoting and citing are clear and easy to follow at the Purdue Owl’s site. The more ethical a student is about his/her writing, the stronger and more confident thinker and speaker the student will become. Please know that the documented (research) essay is a requirement across all SUNY campuses including SUNY Rockland. I am certain there is no such thing as accidental plagiarism: plagiarism is cheating and lying. First the work is not your own and such dishonesty/cheating is easily traced. Please use the Web responsibly: the use of electronic sources offers multiple opportunities. Please treat the words of others with respect: if the words are not yours, please do not put your name above them.
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Thank you for cooperating with this fundamental rule: every college campus in the country punishes plagiarism. The best way to avoid plagiarism is to know and follow the rules.