The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines plagiarizing: “to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source.”
The consequences of plagiarism at Towson University may range from the required revision of your work to your expulsion from the University. Please familiarize yourself with the Towson University Student Academic Integrity Policy, where detailed descriptions of the different infractions and penalties are explained.
Check out these links that will help you to better understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
The Academic Integrity Tutorial:Case Studies
Avoiding Plagiarism : Information for Students/ for Faculty
How to Avoid Plagiarism
Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid it
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