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Plagiarism & Academic Integrity

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St. Clair County Community College Library
323 Erie St., P.O. Box 5015
Port Huron, MI 48061-5015
Library main (810) 989-5640
Library fax (810) 989-5773
SMS (810) 515-7343
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Para-whating?

Paraphrasing is a concept entirely new to most students, and as a result is entirely intimidating as well. Ensuring they understand the concept will help strengthen a students confidence in identifying when they are paraphrasing and need to cite versus stating common knowledge or a personal opinion.

Make it easy on Students: What needs to be cited?

UC San Diego Library. Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism. N.p.: UC San Diego Library, n.d. 2014. Web. 25 June 2014. <http://sshl.ucsd.edu/plagiarism_old/Tips-PP-Brochure-09Apr10.pdf>.

But why?

Often times it is misunderstanding rather than intentional copying that happens in papers. The concept of giving credit where credit is due so to speak is not yet automatic when writing . 

Commonly uncredited items beyond text can and do include

  • Graphs
  • Statistics
  • Images
  • Video Clips
  • Audio Clips
  • Dates

Lost and Confused

Students will in a desperate measure often times turn to plagiarism when they feel frustration.  Impressing upon them that SC4 has constant help available to them will help them to fend of frustrated poor choices.  Even at 3 a.m, they are not alone!

All ways to contact us for assistance, including our 24/7 chat help box is located at http://answers.sc4.edu/


Call: (810) 989-5640

Text a Librarian (810) 515-7343

Email us: library@sc4.edu

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Make it easy for students: When do you cite?

UC San Diego Library. Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism. N.p.: UC San Diego Library, n.d. 2014. Web. 25 June 2014. <http://sshl.ucsd.edu/plagiarism_old/Tips-PP-Brochure-09Apr10.pdf>.