At Tarrant County College, scholastic dishonesty is unacceptable and is not tolerated.
SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY is defined as misconduct including, but not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, and collusion.
PLAGIARISM is defined as presenting as one's own the ideas or writings of another without acknowledging or documenting the source(s).
Consult pp. 49-50 of the TCC Student Handbook for more information on this important topic.
Additional Plagiarism Resources
This is a good resource for understanding what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
This tool is used by TCC students to check their papers for plagiarism prior to submitting them for a grade. See your instructor for sign-up instructions.
This tutorial details what plagiarism is and includes a quiz to test your understanding of what and when to cite.
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Consult with Experts
Examples of Plagiarism in the News
Videos: Examples of Plagiarism in the News
John Ydstie visited the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and the University of Maryland at College Park to talk to students and faculty about plagiarism.
Guests on the program discuss the plague of plagiarism in an era where its easier than ever to steal others work.