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Online Course Policies & Procedures

2. Standards of Academic Conduct and Student Integrity

2.2. Plagiarism

Presenting someone else’s work as though it is your own. In an academic community the use of words, ideas, or discoveries of another person without explicit, formal acknowledgement constitutes an act of theft or plagiarism. In order to avoid the charge of plagiarism, students must engage in standard academic practices such as putting quotation marks around words that are not their own, employing the appropriate documentation or citation, and including a formal  acknowledgement of the source in the proper format. Each school of MCNY follows a style manual prescribed in your Purpose Handbook. Students are responsible for following that style.