Basic dictionary definition:
"to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own: use (another's production) without crediting the source"
Plagiarize (and plagiarism) comes from the Latin plagiarius “kidnapper.”
But what does that really look like in practical terms?
The exact consequences will depend on your professor, and they will lay out their policy for handling plagiarism in the course syllabus. Possibilities include:
*These are things which would appear on your transcript, which other schools and possibly future employers will be looking at.
Explains plagiarism and academic integrity, including what counts as plagiarism and academic dishonesty.
LSC-CyFair Library (building #3) is open with limited capacity and services.
Harris County Public Library
Lone Star College-CyFair Branch
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
281.290.3214 - Reference Desk, 1st floor
281.290.3219 - Reference Desk, 2nd floor